Being an avid Ruffed Grouse hunter I am always amazed at the speed with which they pick up, and fly way. I've always believed Ruffies to be the fastest of all grouse. Having now had the opportunity to see a Red Grouse flush in the North Yorkshire moors, I still believe the Ruffie to be the fastest of all grouse. Though, to be fair, I doubt the Reds are any easier to shoot with their low, ground hugging flight. I was fortunate enough to capture on video a Red flushing in front of me.
So,....What do you think?