|Ruffed Grouse, this photo of mine appears on page 59 of our new The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America|
That's a bird you don't often see, but that doesn't mean they're not around. These grouse have a range across much of Canada, northern areas of the U.S., and down into the Appalachians. We hear them drumming in spring, a very low-pitched sound. Only occasionally do we see them fly across an open space, or, as a special treat like today, find them foraging.