When I got home, the ruffed grouse, which has taken up residence beneath
three large cedars across the street, next to a small woodlot, ran over and
up the lawn to within two feet of me. He walked back and forth with his neck
and upper back feathers in full ruffle, clucking very softly.
Does anyone have an explanation for this behavior?
I would say it likes you VERY much and you had better keep your wits about you.