A Mother Grouse, Her Scare Tactics and Her Baby

Grouse and Baby

Grouse and Baby

I wish the shots had been better, but we could only capture the grouse through the windshield and by then, it was rain and dust smeared and so the pictures didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked.

Grouse trying to scare us off

Grouse trying to scare us off

 

Because we wouldn't  leave, she got wilder and wilder

Because we wouldn’t leave, she got wilder and wilder

More grouse antics

More grouse antics

She gave up on us and crossed the road.

She gave up on us and crossed the road.

And then she rejoined her baby on the other side of the road and we were on our way.

And then she rejoined her baby on the other side of the road and we were on our way.

We also saw a hedgehog, adorable, on the Isle of Skye at night, but I couldn’t get a shot of it since it was too close to the car. And a big white winged owl flew in front of the car at night also and startled me, but it made me think of Labyrinth, Harry Potter, and everything magical.

Terry

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2 thoughts on “A Mother Grouse, Her Scare Tactics and Her Baby

  1. I am impressed with the scare tactics of mother birds. I have a Killdeer that returns to the same spot in my yard each year to nest. The area is a little rough and rocky but I mow it anyway. Each time the tractor gets close the antics begin. I have to really watch closely to avoid running over the eggs, but when I am finished, the bird seems satisfied that she has saved her babies from disaster once more.

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