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#1 redtail

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:38 AM

Any thoughts on this rain hurting the grouse chickens?

 

Should have been an early hatching season, so maybe most chicks are feathered out.

 

I heard a lot of drumming this spring and saw quite a few birds around.  


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#2 Maritime Storm

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:02 AM

Yes, it can have a negative effect on clutch survival rates.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:56 AM

FWIW

I've done quite a bit of wheeling this spring and have only seen 2 mothers with chicks

Last year i saw more than a dozen

 

Isn't there usually a 2nd hatch sometime?


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:13 AM

7 juvenile ruffed grouse crossed our cottage lane in single file in front of my truck yesterday. Hope its a sign of a good grouse season coming up.
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