Eye to Eye
The Ruffed Grouse makes it's home on Eighty Acres and is often heard beating it's wings making a drumming like sound. If threatened it will rely on its perfectly camouflage coloring and hope the danger will pass by. While walking Eighty Acres trails this Spring this Ruffed Grouse and I surprised each other. We both remained still and cautiously looked into each others eyes for several minutes. After ever so slowly raising my camera and snapping this photo, we then continued our walks in separate directions.