Ruffed Grouse in Warren Township, May 14, 2012

From Karen Thompson:
Hi Jon:
This evening, May 14, at approximately 6:45, at the corner of Roundtop Road and Mountain View Avenue in Warren, a Ruffed Grouse flew from the ground in a deciduous woods on my right across the road directly in front of my car into the woods on the left. I was immediately struck by the size and reddish-brown color of the bird as he passed, and then by the fan-shaped tail with a distinctly dark and wide subterminal band, white narrow terminal band, and otherwise banded tail as he landed. Sadly, I have no photo as he disappeared immediately into the woods, but there is no doubt as to what he was.

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2 Responses to Ruffed Grouse in Warren Township, May 14, 2012

  1. Grant Price says:

    I live very ear there, will start looking.

  2. Mike Hiotis says:

    Karen about 8 or 9 years ago I spooked a Ruffed Grouse from the edge of the trail walking down to
    the Chimney Rock hawk watch. It was early May and there was also no question as to what it was.
    Yours is the only other report I have heard since.I have looked but ot nearly extensive enough.
    Mike H.

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