Ruffed Grouse Drumming
“In the spring, male Ruffed Grouse perch on fallen logs and make a low-pitched drumming sound by opening and closing their wings in rapid succession. The thumping starts slow but quickly gains in speed, and the rapidly beating wings turn into a complete blur when the drum roll reaches its peak.
“One might think the thumps are produced by the beating of the wings against the chest, but in actuality the thumps are little sonic booms created as air suddenly fills a vacuum made when the wings are thrust outward from the breast.”
Ruffed Grouse Habitat
“Bird Dogs Afield visits Ruffed Grouse habitat expert Ann Jandernoa of Northwind Enterprises. Ann discusses habitat and feeding habits.”
Ruffed Grouse World Hunt
A ruffed grouse hunt in Minnesota and a visit with Mark Fouts, Senior Regional Vice President of the Ruffed Grouse Society.