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Ruffed grouse in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

This is a photo of a wild ruffed grouse defending his territory in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This ruffed grouse has befriended my husband and I. We named him "Gracie" before we found out he was actually a male.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Vulcan, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © Sarah Mattas