2018—Just a Little Out of Step
Life isn’t always easy especially when you’re just a little out of step with the rest of your world. And, when you’re a hybrid Sharp-tailed Grouse/Greater Prairie Chicken, life on the lek can be awkward. The bird on the right is a hybrid of the two species. It’s been around a while. We saw it last year, too. It hatched with the grouse so it identifies with the grouse but it has much of the appearance of a prairie chicken. I posted a photograph of this bird a few days ago here facing off with the same purebred grouse, if you will.