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.
On the road one adult and 5 babes..
saw it run across dirt road, followed into brush where ~8 other female grouse were that all of course fled when I entered the area
Startled into tree. Perhaps young in brush.
Observed in same area as a previous posting so could be the same bird. It appears a second bird is on the ground in the second pic.
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.