There were so many. I suspect the fog keeps everything moist enough for them. The sea and sky directly behind could've been pulled from this JMW Turner painting, the mood as well.
Spotted this Northern Flicker (Colaptes Auratus) grazing the backyard. I usually hear them hammering at trees and telephone poles, but once I saw one making a much louder sound against a metal cap at the top of a pole. Metalhead bird.
We were seated on the side of the road overlooking Strohn Lake and Bear Glacier. She walked right up to us and eventually settled under the car for a snooze. We waited for her to resume her merry way before resuming ours. Not sure what kind of grouse. I don't think it's a ptarmigan because I read they have feathered feet. My wild guess based on a quick search would be the sooty grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus). Is she a runaway extra from the movie Insomnia?