Is this a grouse?
(San Francisco, CA)
This bird has been hanging out in our backyard for a couple of months. I think it is a female grouse. Am I correct?
The backyard is in San Francisco. Yes, IN San Francisco, Nob Hill to be precise. Would this be the first grouse living in Nob Hill? If so, I will start to charge her rent! Comment
The tail looks too long for a grouse. If I saw this bird in my backyard (which has much cheaper rent than Nob Hill) I would say it is a female ring-necked pheasant. If there was a male hiding out somewhere, you would hear his unique, unmistakable call. I'm sure our readers can help.