Bill Marchel

Bill Marchel, of Fort Ripley, Minnesota, is a full-time wildlife and outdoors writer and photographer. He specializes in game birds, mammals and outdoor sports, such as hunting and fishing. For more information, visit his website at www.BillMarchel.com.

Photo of the week

Posted by: Bill Marchel under Environment, Weather, Recreation, Birding Updated: April 21, 2011 - 7:35 PM

The peak of the ruffed grouse drumming season is now.  The drummnig sound is made as the bird strikes the air with its wings vigorously enough to create a brief vacuum, causing in effect, a miniature sonic boom.

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