Nature Notes

October 16, 2012


  1. Spruce grouse are amazongly unafraid of humans. Unlike their cousin the ruffed grouse they never seem afraid of people. I have walked right up to them in the wild to within 3 or 4 feet before they even flinch. Seems to be a poor survival skill but they are still around. Perhaps it because they frequent areas that ate relatively unpopulated.


    Comment by Bill — October 15, 2012 @ 6:55 am

  2. Thanks Bill

    I think you’re right about their lack of fear being because they don’t have as much exposure to humans as their southern cousins.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — October 15, 2012 @ 7:09 am

  3. What a fabulous encounter and a lovely portrait of the guy.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 16, 2012 @ 6:45 am

  4. i really like those photos

    Comment by Anonymous — September 19, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

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