A male gambel's quail stands guard while most of his covey forages on the ground below. Tucson, AZ.
Roadrunners will fluff up their feathers for preening and to adjust their body temperature. On this chilly morning, this roadrunner kept doing so in patches of sun. Tucson, AZ.
A sharp-tailed grouse briefly poses before bursting toward cover. Medicine Lake, MT.
A beautiful ring-necked pheasant prances across the farm field. Medicine Lake, MT.
Silhouetted by the Northeastern Montana countrysite, this sharp-tailed grouse takes off from cover. Medicine Lake, MT.
A ruffed grouse takes a break drumming on his log. During courtship, in early spring, male ruffed grouse will choose a log often next to a forest clearing. They will repeatedly drum on the log with their powerful feet. This process goes on for hours, days, sometimes weeks until a mate is attracted. Bald Eagle State Forest, PA.
Searching for a nice place to forage, this wild turkey traipses right down the path. Madera Canyon, AZ.
A beautiful roadrunner pauses along the brush-line in which it was foraging. Marana, AZ.