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Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse

I was out in the woods again in search of my favorite bird, the Spruce Grouse.

Spruce Grouse display

Spruce Grouse display

And I was treated to a beautiful male who couldn’t stop displaying. I think they think that the camera shutter noise is another male Spruce Grouse. He must have “clicked” his tail at me more than 2 dozen times.

Finally, the Grouse got so mad at me that he came marching right up to me, I thought he was going to fly up and land on my head, but instead he jumped up on the big boulder that was about 5 feet away from me. He got up there and “clicked” his tail shut as if to say “you wanted to see me? here you go”, and then he flew up to the Jack Pine where he had been eating needles earlier. That was my cue to leave him alone.

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