Hi Harold--I hadn't seen your grouse shot before (I thought I'd seen just about everything at one time or another!). It's a nice view--looks like he was walking up the hill to get away, and you caught him just in time. :-) By the way, a few years ago they split the Blue Grouse, so now the name doesn't exist any more. The "blue" grouse on the coast and inland as far as the Sierras is now the Sooty Grouse, and those found further inland (like Colorado) are now Dusky Grouse. If this one was in CA, it would be a Sooty. But...what's in a name, anyway??