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Old 02-26-2011, 01:42 AM   #21
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I encountered one a few years back in my back woods. I usually see Ruffed grouse, I'm pretty sure this was a spruce grouse as I couldn't tell if what the heck this bird wanted, I thought she have been dropped on her head as a chick. After reading up on the spruce grouse behavior I figured that is what it was but couldn't be entirely sure as I didn't have a camera. That was the only time though, have only seen ruffed grouse since. I changed the direction of the walk for the rest of that season so as to leave her be. She was so brave (or friendly) (or mentally challenged).
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:07 AM   #22
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Spruce grouse are pretty common around here; more so in the Maritimes.

I have been scared pretty well by them..mostly by just missing walking on them. They do play "mentally challenged" pretty well. Once in Ontario in a campground momma and a bunch of chicks (8-10) decided to hang out under my car. Nothing would budge them.

I see and hear ruffed grouse more than spruce though, fortunately, as I really don't need my dog bringing home birds.
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