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Thursday, July 7, 2005

Spruce Grouse (Franklin's)

Trevor Forder and I had great mornings birding up at James Lake. En-route home this male Spruce Grouse was sitting beside the road.  I had only heard this species before today, on the Big Day Challenge in 2004. This individual showed the classic text book white tipped upper tail coverts and an all dark tail of the Franklin's race.