Saturday, 1 February 2020

Eating Off The Good Bits

    I spotted a Ruffed Grouse in the yard yesterday and watched it for a while.  Every time we have strong winds (which is often) small twigs and branches are torn off of the willow trees in our yard.  The grouse was picking off and eating the buds on the willow branches.  I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about what grouse eat and was surprised that these small willow buds were part of their diet.

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