A strange sight this morning. There was a bird that looked like a ruffed
grouse in the grass in my city yard, surrounded by feathers on the ground.
It then flew off leaving a pile of feathers. The fan of its tail appeared
to be that of a grouse, but I am not an experienced birder. I almost
thought I saw blood on the chest of the bird as it flew off, but I'm not
positive, as I was concerned for my chickens, and ran to lock them up.
Would a grouse attack another bird? Or would it suddenly shed its own
feathers on the ground?
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Please submit your observations to eBird: