Through the Lens with Leon Lorenz

Ruffed Grouse

Leon Lorenz
Ruffed Grouse

This ruffed grouse has an easy time reaching these rose hips by walking along a handy branch. Rose hips cling to the bushes throughout the winter months, which enables grouse and other birds to enjoy them as they are tasty and packed with rich nutrients. It was interesting to watch this grouse a short time later leap for rose hips that were several feet off the ground.