Blue Grouse

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT | ISO 200 | 200mm | 1/50 sec | F/4.0

The road to Hurricane Ridge was thumping with all the (clearly misnamed!) blue grouses this past week-end. Blue grouses (technically Sooty Grouses) are striking looking and suprisingly approachable birds. I managed to snap quite a few closeups of both males and females.