|Drumming, breeding is a rite of spring|
By Kurt Krueger
SPRING is a season worth longing for and not just because it follows winter. It is marked by the return of migratory wildlife, pre-nesting rituals, warm breezes, open water and one of the scribbler’s favorites — “drumming” grouse.
It’s the slow transformation toward green up after more than six months of bare trees and dying vegetation that invigorates the outdoor spirit. Mowing the lawn isn’t my favorite hobby, but it beats shoveling snow any day.
After listening to this grouse drum for two hours, in low-light conditions starting before dawn, I finally got photos like this one. —Photo By The Author
|Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:05 PM|