This photo is the best of the series I obtained from an encounter with a Ruffed Grouse, my first encounter with camera in hand!
The shy elusive Ruffed Grouse is difficult at best to photograph. With the depressed populations brought on by over-browsing of the underbrush by deer; photographing Ruffed Grouse has became next to impossible.
This grouse was alarmed upon discovering my presence but its curiosity allowed me to get a few frames off before it rapidly departed.
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