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.

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