This winter we have been waiting for our Ruffed Grouse to find our bird feeders. You see, for the past 3 months 5 Ruffed Grouse have been feeding in our High-bush Cranberries every afternoon just before dusk, which is awesome, but provides for crappy photography moments. This morning, under one of our feeders, low and behold a suntanning grouse ! We were happy to see it was even feeding on some fallen birdseed on the ground . At -22° C, I’m sure any easy meal is appreciated. The Ruffed Grouse is the most common grouse in Ontario. The male uses his wings in the spring to produce a drumming sound during courtship that females find alluring. They have special adaptions on their feet to help them deal with winter conditions.