We haven’t had any reported sightings of the Pocaterra “Killer Grouse” this winter, so I was thrilled to see this guy yesterday on Lodgepole ski trail. We stood there for a few minutes, enthralled with his entertaining antics.
I posted about the Pocaterra Grouse last winter The Boss of Pocaterra.
Last summer when I biked Pocaterra, I encountered a grouse hen with a number of chicks, and posted about it here The boss has kids. Could the Lodgepole Grouse be the offspring of the Pocaterra Grouse? He certainly has “attitude” and exhibits the same behavior towards skiers, pecking at their skis and poles.
This may be the territory he’s staked out and is protecting a female who is hidden away in the trees somewhere.