[Tweeters] Sooty Grouse on Vashon, can they cross water?

Ed Swan Edswan2 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 21 08:37:26 PDT 2016

Jeff Adams on Vashon Island sent me a photo of a Sooty Grouse hanging out in
his yard near Colvos Passage. Sooty Grouse were native on the Island and
survived up into the 1950's before becoming extirpated. So this bird is
kind of surprise and it's not like people hatch Sooty Grouse and let them
escape, as often happens with bobwhite. Could it have blown over in the
storm the weekend before last?

Ed Swan

Nature writer and guide

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