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"Ptarmigan In Winter" --- This is Alaska's state bird, the Willow Ptarmigan, in its white winter plumage. I came across this beautiful creature one early winter day, while circumnavigating a mountain named "The Wedge" in Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Ptarmigans are amazingly well camouflaged, and they often remain very still as you walk by, so can be difficult to spot. But when they decide to bolt, they let loose with a cacophony of their signature warbles - or should I call them "screams". It's certain to give you heart palpitations the first hundred or so times it happens to you! :-)

"Ptarmigan In Winter" --- This is Alaska's state bird, the Willow Ptarmigan, in its white winter plumage. I came across this beautiful creature one early winter day, while circumnavigating a mountain named "The Wedge" in Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Ptarmigans are amazingly well camouflaged, and they often remain very still as you walk by, so can be difficult to spot. But when they decide to bolt, they let loose with a cacophony of their signature warbles - or should I call them "screams". It's certain to give you heart palpitations the first hundred or so times it happens to you! :-)

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