Ptarmigan Tango



Ptarmigans are experts when it comes to blending into their surroundings. I think the most fascinating thing about my close encounter with these guys was the way they move. They tend to walk very slowly as to not draw attention to themselves, but once they realize they have been spotted they go into something that resembles a dance. They walk in arcs and quickly bob their heads from left to right making chirping noises as they go. It is very intriguing and funny to watch.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great photo! 🙂

    1. Jake says:

      Thanks! It was a lot of fun to take. Not to often I am able to interact with birds this closely.

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