Ruffed Grouse 001
With spring weather finally arriving, we are seeing a lot of wildlife along the North Shore. The ruffed grouse are actively looking for mates. I found three different logs where the male ruffed grouse performs his spring ritual called drumming. The male grouse stays in one place on the log and flaps his wings faster and faster. An implosion of air causes a drumming sound. The male drums to chase away other males and to attract the female grouse.