Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 9, 2015

The Ruffed Grouse

I caught this little guy while driving along a county road in a light snow/drizzle.

She was not shy and just kept working her way along the bush line, enjoying another mild day.

I am not sure what she was eating

 She was in no hurry to get off the clearing.

 They have many names from, Ruffed Grouse, to Partridge, to Fool's Hen (also applied to Spruce Hens) to last but not least "Chicken"


Gail said...


Michelle said...

She is lovely!

TexWisGirl said...


Debbie said...

Very cool looking. It's nice when they make getting a picture a little easier. It looks a little like Tex's roadrunner!!

Ian H said...

Debbie: Not as skinny though!

Lisa Smith said...

Well, whoever she is, she (and you) provided us a beautiful moment to reflect and enjoy her!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So pretty against the snow! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Ela said...

Beautiful birds !!
Merry Christmas !!

MTWaggin said...

What a lucky capture and glad it wasn't too slick to stop!