19 February 2007

Bonasa umbellus

Sitting on the couch, which is about all I do these days, some motion outside my window caught my eye. Upon inspection from my bedroom window I discovered I had four Ruffed Grouse eating buds on one of my apple trees. I was never able to get a shot of all four as they were scattered widely in the tree.

Bonasa umbellus
, by the way, comes from the drumming sound this grouse makes, which was thought to sound like the bellowing of a bull
bonasus or European bison.

1 comment:

leslie joan linder said...

the bird is awesome, but I wish I'd been at your place when the buffalo turned up!!! :) ljl