Mount Rainier National Park
June 22, 2009
As I was photographing wildflowers I heard an odd, low "whump, whump" sound coming from the woods. It finally dawned on me that it might be a male grouse calling for a female. I scanned the hill above the parking lot across the highway and finally spotted this gorgeous bird. He was "strutting his stuff" in hopes of attracting a mate. That was an exciting spectacle to witness!