Walking through the golf course in Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park, I heard the drumming of a Ruffed Grouse. I cast my eyes about, and though he was ably camouflaged in the dull brown landscape of early spring, I spotted him posing on a log, doing his “I’m such a sexy grouse” thing, presumably for any other grouse ladies in the area. I approached slowly, quietly, but casually, and he took notice of me. I watched him for a good 15 minutes through binoculars and he looked me right in the eye and did his drumming routine.
Have I been propositioned by this handsome fellow?
Photos taken with my regular ole Samsung smartphone and a pair of secondhand binoculars, from a distance of about three car lengths away.