Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ruffed grouse

I got lucky when I was out looking for elk near Clam Lake Wisconsin and photographed three different ruffed grouse. 

I found this grouse sitting on the fresh snow in beautiful morning light.

I would have never noticed this grouse perched in the tree if it hadn't flown across the road in front of my car.  I love ruffed grouse and the great colors and patterns of their feathers.  With or without elk, my day was a huge success having found these birds.

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