Monday, June 4, 2007

Ruffed Grouse Gray Adult

He was strutting next to our car. I finally got out and interacted with him. I was clearly the object of his desire~

Ruffed Grouse display is a series of accelerating muffled thumps, produced by beating wings rapidly while standing, that sound like a distant motor starting (this low-pitched "drumming" is often felt rather than heard).

Both sexes give clucking notes and higher squeal when alarmed.

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