Thursday, May 5, 2016

Snacking on the willow buds

The other night when I got home I was walking from the truck to the house when I heard a rustling up in the trees behind me.  I turned around and saw this Ruffed Grouse perched up in a willow tree, eating the buds from the branches.  I went in the house to get my camera then went back out and made this photo.  It was after the sun had set, so the light was dim.  I made this photo looking west, where there was the most light still in the sky.  It made for a nice silhouette shot of a bird normally seen foraging around on the ground.

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