When last we left our Lesser Prairie Chickens in Milnesand, NM they were engaged in a fierce struggle on on the lek. In this slide show, the battle escalates, one male dominates and another is chased from the lek.
The dominant male gets to mate, briefly, with the female as the other males try to push him away.
As we bid a fond farewell to Milnesand, NM, the Milnesand Prairie Preserve and the Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival it is appropriate to thank the wonderful folks in Milnesand, who provided us with education, entertainment, transportation and excellent food and made us feel welcome. It was an excellent festival and a wonderful community. I will do as the prairie chickens do and melt into the landscape.
Until next year!