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Bill Goodge reminded us that the Blue Grouse has been split into Sooty for 
the Pacific Coastal Mountains and Dusky in the interior Rockies. Now here is 
my question:

Do I get to count two on my life list instead of one, or do I have to see 
both again?I know it's my list and I can do what I want; but what does ABA 
say? I saw the first "Blue" walking a trail from the visitor's center in 
Olympic National Park, Washington. She was not spectacular as she crouched 
on the ground, just plain female grouse. Then in Rocky Mountain National 
Park, again, a plain brown female, mother with chicks. I do remember that 
the one in Colorado was lighter than the one in Washington. But then, many 
species of  birds seem darker in the Pacific Northwest.

Jo Ann Eldridge, Kearney, Clay
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