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Ruffed Grouse [Wordless Wednesday]

Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse
Had just crossed the road!

Ruffed Grouse
Was getting excited!

Ruffed Grouse
But found another Grouse down the road even more excited!

Ruffed Grouse
Love the black ruffles!

Ruffed Grouse
Strutting its stuff!

Ruffed Grouse
Rocking his Boa!

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19 responses

  1. Congrats! They’re such lovely birds…

    29 April 2009 at 6:24 pm

  2. Pam

    How cool, Tom!!!

    29 April 2009 at 6:34 pm

  3. Cool!

    29 April 2009 at 7:50 pm

  4. Fantastic photos–really! I miss our grouse–we use to hear them all the time but not any more.

    29 April 2009 at 8:12 pm

  5. Lisa at Greenbow

    What a fantastic find. These birds are no where near where I live. I just love to see them strutting their stuff. I will never forget seeing one standing on a log in the deep theroes of drumming. He was in another world of his own. Amazing.

    29 April 2009 at 8:48 pm

  6. Very interesting pictures! Again, the camouflage amazes me…

    29 April 2009 at 10:16 pm

  7. I sure wish I’d see a live one. We saw roadkill grouse but I’m still looking for a live one. That is too funny how he is showing off.

    29 April 2009 at 10:26 pm

  8. Oh I love all of the detail in the Ruffed Grouse! So many spots! I like him ruffled out too!

    29 April 2009 at 11:13 pm

  9. Our state bird. I’m a erstwhile bird photographer. My wife is a erstwhile birder. And somehow we have never seen one.

    Beautiful capture of a beautiful bird.

    30 April 2009 at 6:33 am

  10. What a gorgeous display!

    30 April 2009 at 6:36 am

  11. That grouse should be on broadway! Great photos!

    30 April 2009 at 11:07 am

  12. Bravo!

    30 April 2009 at 1:04 pm

  13. Great shots! I’ve caught a glimpse of them, but never a photograph.

    30 April 2009 at 3:56 pm

  14. Great shot Tom, these guys always scared the you no what out of me as I walked thru the early morning woods 🙂

    30 April 2009 at 10:52 pm

  15. Look at the colors on that bird! Simply stunning. We were lucky enough to come across one perched on a stone during a woods-walk the other day, and shared a few moments of mutual staring before the Grouse took flight. No camera handy, of course =) Thanks for sharing these great pictures — it’s especially interesting to see him ‘strutting’ =)

    2 May 2009 at 11:09 am

  16. Now that’s a really interesting bird. I love how it blends in with its environment. I’d love to add it to my life list, but I guess that will be a few or more years since these birds are located either back east or somewhere farther north, like Canada. Great shots, Tom.

    2 May 2009 at 12:07 pm

  17. Kaz

    It’s beautiful!!

    4 May 2009 at 6:16 pm

  18. Grace

    Once when I was driving up the hill from Salamanca toward Summit Area there was a mom grouse and several babies in the road. I stopped to shoo them out of the road and the little fuzzball grouse, the size of baby chicks, FLEW.

    8 May 2009 at 10:54 pm

  19. What wonderful photos. I’d never seen grouse until moving to northern MN nine years ago. Just this afternoon there were three ruffed grouse eating tiny crab-apples from a tree in our yard. And sometimes, those same three grouse startle me as I walk down the driveway toward the road. They are so unique and you capture that in your photos.

    2 November 2010 at 10:39 pm

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