Rambling and writing through life, without an itinerary.
I saw a melanistic shmoo today.
Otherwise, and more officially, this is called a spruce hen (female spruce grouse). I think they look like schmoos.
Lordy Be we have them all over the grounds up in Manley Hot Springs. Very tame and friendly and they think as they look at me : "Who Sir are YOU to be here on our land?" .. Smiles Cap and Patti