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Notes from the Field – Winter 2019 – 2020

Ruffed Grouse Photo: David Hawke

On the 23rd of December I went to Bluebird Ranch to see what I could see:  

No ravens calling,

No hawks a-flyin’

No chickadees

Just a wary-looking partridge in a cedar tree!


Notes:  Ruffed grouse, or Partridge, are non-migratory birds that are in the pheasant family. They are found throughout our region. Grouse generally have white undersides, brown backs, with a grey chest and sides.  They are difficult to spot, but males make an impressive drumming sound by beating their wings.


Click here to read the fall 2019 Notes From The Field