White-tailed Ptarmigan

The mother took some time from foraging, to make sure all four chicks were in sight. Three were moving with their mother, but one got left behind and was calling out. Perhaps it was enjoying the view from the side of the mountain or it was having a quick chat with the columbia ground squirrel that was in the area.

Until next moment,

Amar

White-tailed Ptarmigan

I was slowly making my way up the mountain side, when ahead of me on the ground I saw something moving. It was a female White-tailed Ptarmigan and four chicks. Grabbed few pictures before moving closer, taking few steps
and stopping was repeated several times by me before they stopped moving. Then I placed my pack on the ground, grabbed something to eat and sat down. Within few minutes the chicks and their mother was moving and eating. I sat still, only slowly moving to eat and take their pictures, they were comfortable enough to eat within hand's reach of me. The family kept me entertained for an hour until they made a move toward my pack. Then it got personal.

Until next moment,

Amar