Spruce Grouse!

In a card received from Gary and Nancy Betz: The enclosed photos were taken on March 7 when a spruce grouse befriended my husband, Gary. He was driving his John Deer tractor when something landed on the roll bar behind him with a flurry of wind. He couldn’t see it and was startled when it left its perch and landed on his back. Hoping to get my attention, he got off the tractor and walked toward our camp. When he yelled for me, it flew to the ground and he was able to see that it was a spruce grouse. We watched it for a while as it flew to our grill, then our roof, then our railing. To our surprise and delight it returned to Gary’s back.

Sincerely, Nancy Betz