Date: 1/4/19 1:14 pm
From: <clearwater...>
Subject: [obol] Re: 1980s style reporting and experiences
Hi Wayne & All,

Thanks for the correction. I'm sure you're right, that must have been "Blue" Grouse hooting. This was east of Hart Pass, which I think puts it in the overlap zone between Dusky and Sooty Grouse.

That was my first summer in the Pacific Northwest, so my first idea at the time was Sasquatch. However the Audubon Field Guide to Western Forests (the only field guide I had along in my backpack) mentioned grouse as a possibility, and that was a more comforting explanation.

Since then I've seen Spruce Grouse a few times in the Pasayten region, but I've never knowingly heard them.


Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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