Aussie pups: Dan The Man X Double V Tessa

DSC_0087 DSC_0105 DSC_0134-2 DSC_0081Got to go visit friends yesterday with their litter of 4 1/2 week old Aussie pups. Had lots of fun visiting and taking pictures of the pups. Four pups, don’t know names but in order: Blue tri Male, Black tri Female, Blue tri Male, and last photo is of the Blue tri Female. It will be fun to see how they grow up and work. Breeding: Dan the Man X Double V Tessa.

Spruce Grouse Chick

Spruce Grouse ChickWhile visiting in Alberta, I went with my brother up to Ram Falls. On the way home we saw a Spruce Grouse with a clutch of chicks. We stopped to photograph them for a little bit.

The Hen would try to lead us off while the chicks moved through the brush. She would then circle back calling. She flew up into a tree and the chicks eventually flew into the tree next to her.

It was interesting to see how well the chicks could hide. While photographing one all of a sudden there would be another in the tree, then another. All the chicks ended up in one tree while the hen was in the tree next to them. While photographing the hen she would move in the tree but would face the tree with the chicks when she settled.