Christmas Bird Counts always provide opportunities to photograph birds. During the Albany County CBC, we were able to photograph Ruffed Grouse, a species that is experiencing some drastic declines across New York and in general. Yet in Greene Count, New York, especially in the higher terrain, this species is still pretty common. Below are some photos of a pair of Grouse, that were were so focused on us, they were nearly hit by a passing car! Luckily everyone survived, but not without ruffling a few Grouse feathers.