Feb 3, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Ghost of the woods

As I walked slowly in the aspen trees a flurry of sound erupted causing a rush of adrenaline to course through my body. Weaving in and out of the trees was the ghost of the woods…the ruffed grouse.  The magnificent brown and white mottled bird, the size of a pigeon, is often heard flushing with thunderous sound but seldom seen. In the spring if you listen carefully you can hear the males drumming on a log with their wings to attract a mate.

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