The slug in the lower left.
Standing guard over a nest.
A bit cold for an active caterpillar.
I finally find an adult male, and the darn thing is way up at the top of a tree. I had to shoot my camera through my binoculars to get this picture.
Lousy digiscoped images. The second picture shows two together, an adult in non-breeding plumage and an immature.
Why did the Ruffed Grouse cross the road?