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Grouse by Dreamz-of-Twilight Grouse by Dreamz-of-Twilight
This grouse is one of the dumbest birds I have encountered. It walked out in front of my brother's truck which was barreling down the road at it, with no concern whatsoever for it's safety. I guess there is a good reason they are also referred to as "Fool hens".

I would like to thank everyone in advance for the faves and comments. I am starting to get too much of a workload to keep up with. I will try and thank people individually as I can, but incase I don't get to you, Thank you! :D :hug: :heart:
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bluedragoneye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the top of its head looks like a fish fin wicked shot
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Yeah, it kinda reminds me of the raptors in the last Jurassic Park movie. Thank you!
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bluedragoneye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah even cooler you are welcome
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Terra-Anne Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Nice ruffed grouse! I never see them where I live.
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thank you! Yeah, it really does depend on where you live. I live in Montana and spend a lot of time in the mountains. Even at that, I generally only see them once a year or so. Usually I just hear them, which if it's unexpected can scare the daylights out of me!
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Terra-Anne Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Photographer
lol. I only ever saw them back in Pennsylvania when I used to live there, but I never see them in New York.
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
i really like this photo, cus it shows off his camoflage but it's still shows his character with his lil fan thing up :)
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Yeah I really like this one too!
I think I got like 4 good pictures before it disappeared behind some bushes.
I will upload some of the others at a later date. :D
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
wicked, it's also cool bbecause i've never seen a photo of a live one :D :shakefist: damn hunters
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
LOL! We have them all over around here. I see them all the time. I will be out hiking or something and because they're so camoflauge I won't even see them, and then when I get right up next to them, it frightens them and they will fly away with a really loud whooping sound. I tell you, when that happens, it practically scares me to DEATH! I think like a giant monster or something is jumping at me out of the bushes.
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
hahaha how weird! i see peacocks where i am sometimes though that's once every few years ^^; though i do see the elusive robin in the garden sometimes...doesn't quite beat grouse though!
hahah yeah i hate the sound of birds flying low over your head, parrots are the worset!
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Wow, peacocks!! Yeah that would be awesome to have birds like that around here!!!
We have a lot of boring birds here. Mostly stuff like grouse, quail and pheasants. And then of course there are crows, seagulls, ducks and the like. We also have wild turkeys. We do have Osprey, but not a lot in this area. You have to go a few miles West to really get into their habitat. Plus we have hawks and bald eagles, but you don't see them as often. Same thing with the great blue herons. As far as colorful birds go, we get a few bluejays and bluebirds every now and then. Haha, low flying parrots? I still think grouse are the worst! One of them almost managed to scare the life out of our dog once. My dad was out picking wild berries, and he had the dog with him, and the dog went uphill into the brush, and a grouse came flying out of the bushes making it's loud whooping sounds, and the dog came running back down the hill with his eyes popping out of his head. :omg: He sure thought something was gonna get him! :rofl: :laughing: :lmao:
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
aww i love pheasants!
yeah we get blackbirds, starlings and seagulls mostly..ah i've never seen a wild turkey :D wow...the odd sighting of eagles totally trumps rare sightings of peacocks! hahah yeah the low flying ones in captivity :P i think it's also because they're claws are soo long i'l always scared they're gonna catch me on the head and they do for my hair clips :shakefist:
hahah bless it! in our garden we have this really protective blackbird who chases other birds away, the other day i was out taking photos at the top of the garden, Lili (our dashund) always runs down the garden to try eat the bird feed, 10 seconds later she came running up the garden again actually completely like :omg: and then i looked down and there was just the blackbird stood there like :D HA!
sooo funny she's scared of him now!
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Hahaha!! That is soooooo funny!! :laughing:
Your dog sounds a lot like my dog!!(different dog than mentioned in previous grouse story)
Have you ever seen the cartoon "Courage the Cowardly Dog"?
My dog is a lot like him, except that my dog is a big dog!
He is scared of everything. He's even scared of our cats. He slinks away from them and hides in the corner. Too bad for him that one of our cats just adores him, and rubs herself all over him. He get's this look on his face like he doesn't know what to do! Haha! :rofl: :lmao:
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Very nice image. :thumbsup:
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Dreamz-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Thank you my friend! :D
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