Last weekend we had a great snow storm and with one day left of spring break, I started searching for birds on leks. On a lek that had 40 birds on it last year, I found only 23. This handsome dude attempted to attract one of the three females.
He even battled other male to take control of the center of the lek where the females look for the king of the lek.
Soon a female showed up, but with the snow and cold, was not ready to start her family this year. She showed up, but did not get too close to the ruler.
The battle bruises can be seen on the air sacks of this warrior that I found yesterday as he tries to attract a female.
This gentleman has beautiful large combs above his eyes as he sits on top of a ridge with eight other males but no females are visiting them.
I saw a lot of different birds, elk, deer, coyote and even a mouse while spending a wonderful wild day in the wilds of Idaho