What Happened Here?

What happened here?

More detail might help.

A partridge/ruffed grouse had a dirt bath on the edge of a dirt road.


  1. How about a spruce grouse? I saw two in that area yesterday.

  2. Fred Gralenski says

    Feather looks too dark for a grouse; of course, it might be a shadow

    • Any ideas what it might be? The “bowl” in the dirt is the right size for a grouse but it could be something of similar size. I was back there last night and the feathers are gone with the wind.