With brood, foraging among the creekside alders and coniferous forest between Loney and Upper Loney Meadows
Unfortunately no camera handy. Just one bird observed and no calling.
anoter bad photo; sorry!
A brilliant male Sooty Grouse showing his characteristic yellow throat sac and grayish band on the tail.
Spotted on the Four Mile Trail about .5 mile below Glacier Point. She walked ahead of me for about 100 m before deciding to leave the trail.
A large male seen well running across the road on the lower portion of Titlow Hill Road. It then landed in a large douglas fir just below the road and gave views for ~15 seconds before flying out of sight.
The location is rather approximate.
The Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) is a species of forest-dwelling grouse native to North America's Pacific Coast Ranges. It is closely related to the Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), and the two were previously considered a single species, the Blue Grouse.