Steve’s Bird Of The Day #43.

Hi everyone and welcome back to our bird of the day! Today it is the “ruffed grouse”. Sometimes people mistakenly say ruffled grouse, and are often referred to as partridge, which they are not. These birds are well camouflaged as you can see. They prefer areas with some deciduous trees such as poplars, birch and alders. They eat leaves, buds and tender twigs, plus flowers and berries in summer. The chicks will eat insects at first but by late summer switch to the adult diet. Often they are first spotted when they burst into a noisy flight which can be quite startling. Lots of deep, soft snow is good for these birds because they dive into the snow to sleep at night where they are safe and warm. They breed in spring and the female lays up to 12 eggs. Mortality is high for chicks however and half of females never raise any chicks to adulthood. They have many enemies such as hawks, owls, fox, wolves, coyotes, lynx, bobcat and people. Still, they are a common forest bird and live from coast to coast in Canada and from Alaska to northern Georgia and down into Colorado. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2021 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #43.

  1. Interesting bird ! New info for me…I never new they dove into the snow to sleep ! Amazing ! Sleep well ! ☕️☕️🙂😺😴

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  2. Hi Steve! Yes, this is a very interesting bird, thank you! So glad you will be sharing more with us! 😁☕️🌞

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  3. I can still see the bird 😳🤔 did you say it is camaflaged camouflajed comaflaged 🧐 damn I forgot it’s spelling 😸 so embarrassing, don’t laught at me🧐 so it is camouflaged.. yes it is.😄🙄☺️ intersting information Uncle Steve 🥰🤗 ..

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    • Right, I said it was camouflaged, not invisible.🤔 Easy to pick him out in a pic,😁 not so easy out in the wild.😳 Have a nice beginning of the month!😁😂😹

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      • yeh that’s right 🧐🤔 why did I think that way😳my vocabulary is literally at the edge 😭😭😭 I should get back to writing 😭. Oh it’s a beautiful month, and it began with a smile 😁✨

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      • Yes indeed, it’s April and it is starting off beautiful!🌞😎 And finally getting warm again too! Maybe I will go for a walk today.🤔🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🌲🌳 The virus is getting worse here and we are going into lockdown again for all of April.😳 We’re at the worst point we have been so far.😬 Sigh.🙄

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      • That’s sad to know 😳 we are having worse around here too 🧐 and it’s been talked that lockdown will be in place very soon 🙄 hoping that won’t happen. let’s see 😳🙄 It’s a warm month to have fun 🧐 not to stay locked 😭😭

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      • Yes, we are just getting into spring really and now we are not supposed to go out.😳🙀 Sigh.🙄 We can go out for a very short walk, so that is something anyway.😁🙄🚶‍♂️

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      • Something is always better than nothing, but why 😵😫 why is this disease taking longer to disappear 🙄😳 and by the way the box I use to store tablets is often asking me to eat more sweets 🧐 but I shouldnt eat more sweets 😵 what a life 😎 Have a blessed Good Friday Uncle Steve 🤗🤗💐

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      • This virus is taking a long time to disappear for a couple of reasons, the main one is that people don’t take it serious so they don’t follow the rules.🙄😾 Second is the new variations that have come out that are much worse🙀 and these are attacking younger people now,😬 so please be careful Simon!😳😀😺🌞

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      • Yes the carelessness is something people need to take care of , if nobody’s support is there, human species is going to be at greater danger… 😫. Thank you Steve, I need to be very careful my frequent cold 🤔😲

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      • what 🧐 get a tan because I’m a guy 😲 no way… my face without eyebrows and tanned… I’ll look like a serial killer 😳 imagine that 🙄 gross…😂😂isn’t it

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      • That’s not quite what I meant,🙄 guess we have different ways of saying things.😁 Basically it just means “you can do it, go for it”🤪 but I needed something to rhyme with tan!😂😹

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      • 😂😂😂I knew that, I was trying to make a drama 😄🤪 yes I did it before, then I looked a tanned version 😵 with no visible eyebrows 😭. Actually my eyebrows are very thin, only my fair skin could bring it out 😄 so I’m trying to stay with it ☺️

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      • 😳🙄🧐did you said painting…😲 how? how did you know? 🤔🧐 are you ? 🙄um. I did paint, I mean I bought a portrait of me & Nisha, a big painting.. and you will find eyebrows for me on that 😁 and I bought on Good Friday.. I am wondering how did you know that 😲🧐. Anyway.. I did paint it, but someone did it for me 😂

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      • Very good Simon!😃 It’s that little hidden camera,📷 I mean, a lucky guess!😬 That’s really cool Simon, I’m sure Nisha really likes it too. Wow, you’ll soon be a famous artist!😁🎨🖌🖊🖋

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      • 😂I wish… it was a painting I bought. And it was painted the way I wished. 😋 so you know what I mean, I didn’t paint 😄 what really matters is Nisha loved it🥰😍 and she did 😋yay!!! hope your Sunday was awesome… did you go out for Easter Sunday ☺️😉

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  4. Beautiful bird and even though a “ruffed grouse”, it looks ruffled because of its feathers. And definitely well camouflaged! ☕️☕️📸😎

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    • Yes that’s true, it does look that way so often. I think up this way most people will say ruffled grouse than it’s real name. Have a great evening Eugenia!😀😺📷

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