I only rarely see a Ruffed Grouse, and to see two is a treat. Today, I saw a male and female checking each other out. Now, they might have mated had I not travelled by, but who knows.
I managed a satisfactory picture of the female.
But the male (raised ruff, spread tail) was behind a tree and promptly left. Oh well, it is springtime so I will keep watching.
As a langniappe, I offer a feasting red squirrel. It is eating the seeds from a cone.
I like the picture of the mail … ‘hmph, can’t get any privacy, so I’m outta here!’
Well, satisfactory or not, I love the way your composition turns precisely on that hen’s eye. Very engaging, so to speak.
That is exactly why Alistair is not only a master of every subject biological, but also a master of all things photographic!
I had to look langniappe up.
Thanks for the vocabulary addition: langniappe!!
Love the reflections in the eyes!
Closeups are always special – thank you for the beauty.