Ruffed Grouse

Bonasa umbellus

ML20080901


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Jonathan Eckerson
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eBird Checklist S23266326
Oak Top (Private)
Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.8548, -71.1777 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
No bird; Egg(s); Nest;

Media notes

Photos that we took.

Observation details

I originally reported this bird in 2012, but it was not confirmed. This time I am adding some more details so that it will hopefully be confirmed. Original report: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19364205 The most amazing and unbelievable part about this was that we found its nest. The grouse was flushed and easily identified. Loud powerful and fast wingbeats with the obvious black tail band. No other bird is the size of a Ruffed Grouse in the area and nothing else looks quite like a grouse around here. Very easily identified. Two photos were taken of the nest. Ruffed Grouse were spotted several times around this date in the vicinity. Also, our woods are as good as it gets for grouse habitat. On a sad note, around this time a Ruffed Grouse flew into out French door on the back porch and died. Photos were taken of it. Now in 2015 we have not seen a Ruffed Grouse since 2012. It is really disappointing to see this species disappear from the area as it was a specialty of our woods.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 4S
f-stop
f/2.4
Focal length
4.3 mm
Shutter speed
0.05 sec
ISO
160
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
3,048KB
Dimensions
3264 x 2448

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