Dancing of the Grouse
Friends, a ballet dancer, nope, a male sharptail grouse on the attack. The image below shows the more typical dance position, but when two males come head to head, there is a lot of bluffing, then one or both birds may rise up and try to spur the other bird. When the female appeared on the grounds, there was only horizontal dancing and no more spurring.. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on May 14, 2014, in Birds, Namekagon Wildlife Area, Nature, photography and tagged birds, Crex Meadows, mjspringett, nature, photography, postaday, sharptail grouse. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Fabulous photos 🙂
I was camping once when I heard or should I say FELT a grouse drumming. It rattled my ribcage. Amazing.
drumming is a ruffed grouse mating ritual, these grouse make a rapid beating with their feet on the ground,
Thanks for letting me know. =) It was an unforgettable experience.
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Amazing photographs, love it!