The Booming Grounds

April 7, 2017 at 7:40 am (Bird photography, Nature, Nature photography, Video)

The dance and song of the greater prairie chicken in Nebraska is worth the long trip to see this!

The machine-gun fire of still camera shutters obscures the woowoowoo “booming” but if you turn up the volume you can hear its constant drone in the background. There were two dozen males on this lek in Nebraska sounding off and putting on a display for the three hens that finally flew in.

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  1. Jet Eliot said,

    An absolutely delightful viewing, Cindy. I would love to see the rare booming grounds of the Greater Prairie Chicken, and appreciate you sharing the information.

  2. Patti said,

    they are s handsome! Ok now on my list of places to go to!

  3. mbkircus said,

    Thanks for posting. It’s really hard to get to the few places this activity still happens.

    • Cindy McIntyre said,

      The Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival happens in Oklahoma next week and there are some places in NW OK and KS that the greater prairie chickens will be active.

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