"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grouse, Grouse, Grouse, All Day Long

If you haven't already looked at my previous post, "They Walk the Line," please do so and then come back to this one.

In the previous story, I'd photographed some spruce grouse near the Cooper Landing post office about noon, and approximately fifteen miles away.

Then, shortly after six o'clock, I was walking up my driveway to the front part of my property and.....

No. Really?

The one above I think is male. Darker colorations.

Oh, yeah.

Five of them.... The one behind (above) is a male.

See how well they're camouflaged?

So, is it true?

If they "follow you home" can you keep them?


  1. Absolutely! Just hope Pablo doesn't get jealous.

  2. This is off-topic maybe, but only marginally...

    I don't know about elsewhere, but here in Australia grouse has three meanings. Birds as per your post; as a verb meaning 'to grumble or complain'; and as an adjective meaning 'excellent' (although this last was more of my parents' era).

    But in fact, one could describe a really eloquent complaint as a 'grouse grouse'.

  3. Fignatz,

    We have the first two definitions, but not the third. Thus, my title of "Grouse, Grouse, Grouse, All Day Long" has a double meaning, one which was meant to lead the reader astray. "Grouse" could be either a noun or a verb.