Summer Memories of Greater Sage-Grouse

/, Birds, Centennial Valley, Greater Sage-Grouse, Montana/Summer Memories of Greater Sage-Grouse

I was going back through some of the images I took this past summer and came across this photo of a Greater Sage-Grouse I photographed in July.

Greater Sage-Grouse in MontanaGreater Sage-Grouse in Montana – Nikon D7100, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

Finding the Greater Sage-Grouse can be difficult because they can blend into their habitat so well but the flock I photographed were close to the road and out where they were visible. I was fortunate to see Greater Sage-Grouse several times last summer in the Centennial Valley of Montana and in Clark County, Idaho.

Even when I am not aiming my lens at these large upland game birds I am enchanted by their shape, plumage and the habitat they live in. I hope that one day I will be able to visit a lek while they are displaying. I need to put that on my bucket list.

Life is good.

Mia

2 Comments

  1. Jolanta December 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Beautiful bird! And photo is stunning, thank you!

  2. SkyHawker4 December 19, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Hi Mia–just did a small presentation on the Greater Sage-Grouse. Amazed to find many people not aware of their endangered species listing, and that oil and gas industry and Fed ignoring placing them on list to line their pockets with possible kick backs instead. What;s new huh?

Comments are closed.