Early-morning Dancer

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D
9965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 250
State/Province/Region
Minnesota
Nearest Area
Gun Lake
Town
Palisade, Minnesota
Description

Male sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek shortly after sunrise on a state wildlife management area in north-central Minnesota. Also known as firebirds due to the fire adapted habitats they prefer, this species status is precarious in the central and east-central parts of the state. Conservation of sharptails requires intensive protection and management efforts by wildlife agencies and non-profit conservation groups. Along with other prairie grouse, they are quite photogenic and are viewed from blinds throughout much of their range. Late-March through late-April are the best periods to watch & photograph these charasmatic, energizer-bunny like representatives of prairie grouse.

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Date Added
January 12, 2017
Date Taken
January 12, 2017
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