Find the bird


Last weekend I climbed Treasury Mountain, a massif of marine shales rising more than thirteen thousand feet above sea level. The endless slopes of loose scree are nearly bare – but not completely. Can you find the white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) in this photograph? The species lives on alpine tundra throughout the year, and is nearly invisible in its summer plumage.


I have heard they are very tasty, but have never had the heart to find out.

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  1. Katie Kryston says:

    Found it! 😉

    1. bblonder says:

      Wish you could have seen it in person!

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