I am delighted to announce that we have a winner from our photo identification contest!
Jordan, start-up founder extraordinaire, correctly (albeit a little vaguely) identified the mystery object in the photo:
“It’s a bird! On the log! A Brown bird of some kind that I might now if I had ever read some kind of birding book!”
However, an honorable mention goes to James for being much more specific, but unfortunately, past the entry deadline:
“what was it? did anyone guess? did you post the answer somewhere?is it a female pheasant sitting on a log?i’m seriously obsessed with this picture now and i have to know…”
Based on what we saw, I think it was a female grouse (My dad has a funny story about being attacked by a grouse.), but it could very well be a young female pheasant.
Congratulations, you excellent bird-identifiers! Jordan, we will bring your prize when we arrive at your doorstep in a few weeks. James, you have the prize of knowing that you can spot well-camouflaged birds, a skill that will surely serve you well in life.