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.