The weekend before last, I had a chance to head out early for some late winter mountain birding. My main target was a shot at White-tailed Ptarmigan at a drive-able location at Bow Lake in Banff National Park. During winter the ptarmigan come down from higher elevations to feed on willow buds and take shelter. After a snowfall is the best time to find them because you can concentrate your efforts around fresh tracks. Not being properly equipped with snowshoes I knew I would be limited to scanning and scoping if I wanted a chance at finding this well camouflaged species. Eventually I did locate a couple and saw many more tracks. Can you spot the WTPT?
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