Spring seems to be coming early this year. With the warm temperatures the snow is melting and signs of wildlife are everywhere. Four ruffed grouse were feeding in the birch by our house. After feeding for about an hour they flew down to walk around on the top of the snow. They were not afraid of me taking their photo. A pine marten passed by less than 100 feet from the grouse. I thought he would pick up their scent but he must have had other things on his mind.