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« Reply #1540 on: October 20, 2019, 09:36:40 PM »
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« Reply #1541 on: October 21, 2019, 05:47:35 PM »
Nice owl. :)

Been crossing an old aldered in field to get to the latest thinning. The place is full of woodcock. Seen 4 this morning in the lights of the truck. There are grouse around to, hear them drumming.
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« Reply #1542 on: October 22, 2019, 12:15:50 PM »
I heard about this Ruffed Grouse from a friend of mine in May.  He had a Ruffed Grouse come out to greet him when he stopped on an atv trail in Northern Maine.  She was friendly and he gave her the name Penny.  The trail is just south of town and comes out to greet all the locals if they stop.  This has been going on all summer.  I have stopped to see her 3 times and she came out every time..  She jumped on my shoulder and my hat in this clip.
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« Reply #1543 on: October 22, 2019, 05:38:45 PM »
Someone else I know of has a pet grouse, she just calls him 'bird'. :)

She's out WI way and the only reason I know of her is from the weaving groups on Facebook. :D
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« Reply #1544 on: October 22, 2019, 06:51:21 PM »
I saw 6 Ruffed Grouse this summer.  This bird, two others while riding on the atv trail and 3 on our property.  One was huge. Biggest I have ever seen.
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« Reply #1545 on: October 22, 2019, 06:57:15 PM »
Where I am working right now, there are lots of grouse I hear all day drumming. A couple of us was out by the road for a break and one took off over our heads. Another lad with us stepped into the block with his gun and bagged one just after the one flew over head. Later one of the guys' saw was broke down, so he went for a walk around the property and seen 6.
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« Reply #1546 on: October 22, 2019, 09:40:48 PM »
   We were talking about them earlier this week. I never see them on my place any more since I cleared the multi-flora roses out.

    Many years ago I worked a project in eastern Ohio near Steubenville and one of the guys up there said the first day of deer season he had one come out and walk all around him. He knew nobody would believe him but he went back the next day with his camera and it came back and he took pictures of her on his boot and sitting on the log with him and such. I have no idea why one would do that unless it was raised as a pet and his was apparently a wild, native bird with no fear of humans.
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« Reply #1547 on: October 23, 2019, 07:26:36 AM »
That is amazing.
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« Reply #1548 on: October 23, 2019, 07:51:21 AM »
Another visit with Penny.
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« Reply #1549 on: October 23, 2019, 08:51:07 AM »
Guess she was expecting a handful of seed or something?
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« Reply #1550 on: October 23, 2019, 10:22:50 AM »
There was a Chokecherry tree there and we tried that but she didn't bite.  Other riders must be bringing her food.
I didn't research what they eat.
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« Reply #1551 on: October 23, 2019, 12:27:39 PM »
I forgot all about it, but one of the fellas I work with discovered one of them pet grouse. Him and his boy seen it along a woods road I think. Had some video he did on his phone. This was a few years ago.
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« Reply #1552 on: October 23, 2019, 01:30:07 PM »
There was a Chokecherry tree there and we tried that but she didn't bite.  Other riders must be bringing her food.
I didn't research what they eat.
Here is what this one was eating. Highbush cranberries. He had a crop full


 

 
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« Reply #1553 on: October 23, 2019, 01:45:25 PM »
No wonder grouse taste so good. :D

They also eat birch catkins a lot, by the way.
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« Reply #1554 on: October 23, 2019, 03:08:18 PM »
sawyer looks a little nervous.  It will be interesting to see if he behaves better.  The first time I killed a chicken with a hatchet (sorry @Southside )  my chocolate lab Norman Rockwell spread his front paws apart and looked stunned.  i thought he was going to pass out.   :( :o :)
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« Reply #1555 on: October 23, 2019, 05:38:29 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #1556 on: October 23, 2019, 05:55:40 PM »
Looks like he is denying being an accomplice.  :D
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« Reply #1557 on: October 23, 2019, 07:51:18 PM »
he listens really well.  he may worry that this is what happens if you misbehave.  that was what i imagined seeing the look in my dogs face, when he "witnessed"  the "murder"  of one of our chickens years ago. :D
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« Reply #1558 on: October 27, 2019, 06:33:43 AM »
chokecherries :o   That was a smart bird not to eat them. Them things will pucker you up. :D
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« Reply #1559 on: November 03, 2019, 07:59:32 PM »
Regarding the Ruffed Grouse, there is a long history of ones  that will act tame; I don't think anyone knows why. Here is a photo of an Eastern Screech-owl in a roosting/nest box in my yard. I had one a few days ago. I knew the owl was inside earlier in the day because the chickadees, a nuthatch, a Blue Jay and robin were putting up a fuss. The chickadees would land right at the entry hole, peer inside and quickly fly away. The owls are my idea of natural biological mouse control.

  


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