Sunday 5 February 2023

Not Very Well Camouflaged

     I saw this Ruffed Grouse slowly walking across our driveway yesterday.  It looked so vulnerable out there in the open.  During the summer if you are out in the bush, grouse are really difficult to see because they blend in so well with their surroundings and stand very still, but it is sure a different story in the winter if they are out in the open.  

    Winter or summer, if grouse are on the road, they also stand really still, thinking they can’t be seen, but that strategy sure doesn’t work well on a roadway.  

    I hope this grouse survives the winter, because it looks so vulnerable out there in the snow.

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