Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ruffed Grouse

Mendenhall subdivision, May 15 2009

Bonasa umbellus

July 7 2008 I met this mother Grouse with her babies. She send them away and made a big fuss to distract me.
note the band on her tail, the male has a continues band, where this female clearly has a brown gap in the centre of her tail.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics! The top grouse is a female Spruce Grouse showing the red comb over the eye, and the rusty tips on the tail. The other 3 photos are a Ruffed Grouse.