No, they are not hugging!
A very happy chicken!
Lesser Prairie Chickens in a Milo Field
Adult Male Lesser Prairie Chicken
Male lesser prairie chickens
White Tailed Ptarmigan
Sage Grouse Portrait
Male Sage grouse leaving his lek (mating grounds)
Two male sage grouse and a harem of females
Male Sage grouse with "inflated" ego
Chukar in the snow
Fall Sage Grouse
Battling Prairie Chickens
Greater Prairie Chicken displaying
Greater Prairie Chickens preparing for battle.
Hey, hey, you, you, get off of my snow!
Greater Prairie Chicken chasing off a competitor. Note the feather just pulled from the lead bird.
Lesser Prairie Chickens doing battle.
Adult male Greater Prairie Chicken booming.
Two male Greater Prairie Chickens fighting.
Male Greater Prairie Chicken trying to attract a mate.
Hen Sage Grouse in flight.
Squaring off for Battle. Two Cock Sage Grouse
"And Stay Out" Two cock sage grouses on the mating grounds. The one flying away is an unwelcome guest to the dominant male.
"Almost Pinned" Two sage grouse males fighting.
Sage Grouse performing on the mating grounds "lek"
Cock Sage Grouse in Flight.
Sage Grouse in flight
Sage Grouse Mating
All Puffed Up! Male Sage Grouse
Female Sage Grouse incoming!
Sharptailed Grouse dancing on his lek (mating ground) 2207
Sharptailed Grouse 2426
Sage Grouse male with his harem of females. 36545
Sharp Tailed Grouse 64771
Sharp Tailed Grouse 64780
Sharp Tailed Grouse 64789
Sharp Tailed Grouse Incoming II 64800