I love Ruffed Grouse! They are such beautiful and cool birds. One of my favorite things to hear when walking in the woods is one drumming. You feel it in your chest more than you hear it!
Check out this video of one drumming (not mine):[link]
We lovingly call them thunderchickens in my household, because they wait till you nearly step on them to flush, in the wild. And when they do, it's so loud and sudden that you think you're going to have a heart attack.
9" x 10" watercolor study on rough watercolor paper.This piece is for sale! For price and other information, visit here: [link]