Quote Originally Posted by lastchance View Post
Nice photos. Where do the grouse hide in that barren land?

This is where they display and mate; kinda like a pickup bar. They tend to live where the sage is thicker; even so, it's a pretty harsh environment and they're tough little (actually pretty big) birds. As sparse as this terrain appears, though, I flushed a trio of gentlemen while walking a lek after the morning activities had ended and never saw them until they blew up about 50' in front of me. As spectacular as the males are when displaying, they effectively blend in to the landscape when they don't want to be seen, and the hens are even harder to find.