This video from Canada says about itself:
Ontario FeederWatch – Ruffed Grouse and Blue Jay, October 26, 2015
29 October 2015
You don’t need to go to exotic locals to watch wildlife drama; just watch the birds at your feeder or tune into BirdCam’s live Ontario FeederWatch Cam. Here, a group of Evening Grosbeak make way for a Ruffed Grouse who seems quite determined to keep his bird feeder throne despite a pesky Blue Jay.
Male Ruffed Grouse performs his drumming display on a resonant, fallen log in the forest
A video from the USA which used to be on YouTube used to say about itself:
15 September 2016
Male Ruffed Grouse performs his drumming display on a resonant, fallen log in the forest. Drumming announces a male’s territory and his desire for a mate. Ruffed Grouse thrive in young forests. Wildfires once created that type of habitat. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is a medium-sized grouse occurring in forests from the Appalachian Mountains across Canada to Alaska. It is non-migratory. It is the only species in the genus Bonasa.