"I like grouse, but the feathers stick in my teeth."
Pentax K-1, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 500mm, 1/800 s @ f/8, ISO 1600
Lip Smacking Goodness
Pentax K-1, Sigma
150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM @ 500mm, 1/1000 s @ f/8, ISO 2500
The grouse had died two days earlier, after it flew into the glass of one of my house’s windows.
It was then scavenged by gray jays, a magpie, a raven and a squirrel,
and something had dragged the carcass under the low branches of the
nearest tree before the lynx came along. I watched the lynx poke at the
pile of feathers that remained under the window and then carry on just
past the corner of the house. At that point it suddenly stopped and
sniffed the air, turned and headed straight under the tree, bringing
the carcass back out into the open to consume it where I had a
relatively clear view. I shot these photos from my deck. This lynx has
been a regular visitor to my yard and probably is somewhat familiarized
to me; it did not seem very bothered by my presence as it feasted. The session lasted about a half hour.