Spring Plumage

Dressed to Impress on the Lek

Story and Photos by Mark Winchester

On a dark, quiet, shivery morning, I drive to a greater sage-grouse lek near Dubois from where I camped, sleeping in the back of my full-sized pick-up. The moon is bright, but I can still see a slew of stars above me. The moonlight reveals a sprinkle of snow glistening like diamonds that swathes the lek. The only sound I hear is frozen vegetation crunching under my feet. As I approach the blind, I’m thankful for the warmth of gloves, protective boots, and a down coat.

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Mark Winchester

About Mark Winchester

Mark Winchester loves observing and capturing wildlife. Whether it’s in his backyard in Nampa, a local city park, a national park, or a more exotic location on another continent, Mark celebrates the wild with his camera. He says he especially enjoys it when his “bride” of nineteen years is able to share the experience with him.

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