Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grouse hole

Dan was snowshoeing near Mt. Watatic on the MA/NH border when he found a
set of alternating bird tracks leading to a hole in the snow. The
grouse had burrowed under the snow pack for the night, tunneled forward
about 18 inches under the surface, and then burst out the next day into
flight. Peering back into the tunnel, we found an enormous quantity of

1 comment:

  1. Nice find, Dan. That's quite a large and tidy pile of scat. The grouse must have consumed a hefty meal prior to burrowing in. There was a fascinating article recently published in Audubon Magazine about life beneath the snow: