Ruffed Grouse – Bonassa umbellus Large Image (2.72 Mb)
I just read over at Adirondack Lifestyle about her encounter with a Ruffed Grouse. I also had an encounter with one last Saturday, but it was far less violent. We were cleaning up around some old stone walls when “JT” heard a strange noise – sort of a thrumming. Well, about 2 feet in front of his face he spotted this nesting grouse. Normally, these birds take-off pretty quick, but this one would not move.
Birds are great…for eating! If there was such a thing as an “Adirondack Chicken”, then this is it. I haven’t had the pleasure. When it comes to appreciating birds, most would agree that Audubon is a good reference. I’ve always found his descriptions to be a wonderful read, only lacking in recipes:
Ruffed Grouse Society – Check the Banquet schedule.