The Ruffed Grouse is a regular visitor to our yard and we quite often see one or more, especially in the winter but they are usually hiding behind branches and grasses. So when this fella hopped up onto the wood pile I grabbed my camera and ran outside in my slippers! there’s just no time for fooling around when it comes to wildlife! I couldn’t have got a better shot if I had posed him! sit up straight! tilt a little to the side! look at the camera! pick up your crest, hold it! now smile!