More signs of spring
This Ruffed Grouse is in full display mode.
Ruffed Grouse in display
I couldn’t see the female he was displaying to, but he was so worked up, he looked like he was panting.
Ruffed Grouse backside
Here’s a view you usually don’t see photographed, but even his backside is beautiful. I love to look at the pattern in the feathers.
Now, I wonder if this is a “red phase” Ruffed Grouse. Compare him to the Grouse in this photo:
Ruffed Grouse, gray morph
Wow, the difference is remarkable!
Ruffed Grouse stand-off
And now when I look at this photo that I took last spring, it looks like the Grouse on the right is a ‘gray’ morph and the one on the left might be a ‘red’ morph.
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