A wild but friendly ruffed grouse

by Andre Jones
(Fort Plain, NY)




I have known "Ruffles" for more than a year. At first she attacked me, but with repeating my visits she has become more of a friend. I can call her by name and she comes, or she will seek me out when I'm in the woods. She likes to jump in my lap or on my head. We also play a game of "touch the tail and turn around" which she sometimes initiates. I have written a short story about "Ruffles" that can be found on Amazon. Andre Jones

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May 04, 2017
Harold NEW
by: Alt

I'm fascinated to see someone else with a crazy little bird! I too have a grouse who does the same in my family's forest. We named him Harold, and I'm not actually sure if he likes or hates us.

Dec 01, 2013
Thank you NEW
by: Andre jones

Thank you for posting. You never know what bird encounter you will enjoy unless you take a walk into the fields or woods...so much for us to experience.

Nov 30, 2013
Ruffles NEW
by: Sandy

I think that's great Andre when we can connect with nature and wild life.

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