Checking Out the Lek

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D
8965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
Minnesota
Nearest Area
Bluestem Prairie Scientific & Natural Area
Town
Glyndon, Minnesota
Brief Directions

5-7 miles southeast of Glyndon, Minnesota.

Notes

Can't beat the action on a prairie grouse lek! Challenging to photograph. Fast, responsive camera body, telephoto lens at least 200mm, high speed & capacity card, and ability to sit for hours in a cold blind required. With preparation, the time will fly by and fill up your CF or SD card.

Description

Female greater prairie chickens on a booming ground inspecting potential suitors during one of the first snow-free days of spring. Males "boom" on individual small territories through much of May. Dependent on large tracts of grassland, this species is vulnerable to loss and degradation of habitat, especially in recent years as agricultural land use intensifies.

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Date Added
January 11, 2017
Date Taken
January 11, 2017
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