Mother partridge
Mother Partridge
photo by: Ken Watson, 2000

There are many Ruffed Grouse in the Rideau area. If a female grouse is disturbed near her nest or chicks, she puts on a broken wing display, pretending she is injured, leading the predator away from the nest or chicks. This one gave me quite a start as she ran out in front of me as I was walking along a trail near Upper Brewers Lockstation. I never did see any nest or chicks (I didn't search), but the mother put on quite a display.

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