A cold winter coming up??  Checking out extra blanket materials?

Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, VT

From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sue <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:53 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Grouse

Once again we were confronted with a very territorial male ruffed grouse. It followed us for a way on the trail and was uttering low clucking sounds. The unusual behavior was the picking up leaves and pine needles and tossing them onto its back. Does anyone know what this behavior signifies?
Sue Wetmore & Sue Elliott

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