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White-tailed Ptarmigan


White-tailed Ptarmigan, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, United States

© Judd Patterson (Photo #506)

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4L IS at 300mm
Date: September 27, 2005
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

Comments: While searching for these seldom seen birds of the high Rockies, I was told that the best strategy was to pick a spot on the tundra and to "wait for the rocks to move." Even after finding a small group, I often lost track of their locations when they sat motionless.