Groused!

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.

Ruffed Grouse, Greene County, New York

Do you have a point? This bird does, right at the top of its head!

Ruffed Grouse, Greene County, New York

Ruffed Grouse, Greene County, New York

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2 responses to “Groused!

  1. Geez, you’re back, right?
    Nice photos, of the grouse, the Fox Sparrows etc.

    Seeing a grouse is always a very special moment. We have (still) four different species in Germany, but they are all either very rare, or localized, or both. So any encounter with any grouse is brilliant.

  2. I’m trying to be back full time.

    Just need to pry myself away from the opening of the Baseball Season, to see and photograph some birds…

    …and write about them.

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