The ruffed grouse who came into our care last month with a large wound beneath his wing and head trauma made a full recovery here at VINS.
We returned this woodland bird (often mistakenly called a "partridge") to the great outdoors last week after a month of expert care here at VINS. See a video of VINS Wildlife Services interns Marie Hammond and Lauren Potter releasing the grouse in Vermont. In the photo above, Potter releases the bird.
Read more about this grouse's care at VINS here. Good luck, grouse!