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Lake: Fall River Reservoir

While ice fishing ran across this bird

Post By: Basschaser      Posted: 5/12/2019 12:43:19 PM     Points: 1307    
Anyone know what this is?
 Reply by: 5points      Posted: 5/12/2019 12:52:14 PM     Points: 0    
 Reply by: Bottomsnagger      Posted: 5/12/2019 12:57:30 PM     Points: 33    
Ptarmigan. You must have been at altitude. Not very shy of us humans.
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 5/12/2019 1:32:27 PM     Points: 7918    
Good on you getting up there. We headed further west and south and got on the ice yesterday as well.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 5/12/2019 4:05:34 PM     Points: 2352    
Ptarmigan for sure. Nice pic!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 5/12/2019 5:52:11 PM     Points: 8110    
Dinner . . . .in the right season!
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 5/12/2019 7:24:24 PM     Points: 1307    
Thanks guys, yea he definetly wasint scared of us which seemed kinda odd.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 5/12/2019 9:31:05 PM     Points: 399    
Sure itís not a grouse of some sort?
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 5/13/2019 9:51:06 AM     Points: 2320    
Ptarmigan. I've been searching for one for my wall.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 5/13/2019 10:28:07 AM     Points: 1326    
ADub-
Ptarmigan is in the grouse family. Hence why they look alike.
 Reply by: RPG      Posted: 5/13/2019 8:06:38 PM     Points: 9002    
As the story goes, the miners wanted to name the town 'Ptarmigan' after the bird which is common in the area. Unfortunately, people couldn't agree on how to spell it! Finally, they settled with the easier name of Chicken.
- Town of Chicken, Alaska