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Bird Rouses

Juvenile House Sparrow Rousing - July 2015

Juvenile House Sparrow Rousing in July 2015

When I first started this page, I thought I was inventing the term "ruffling." I've since learned that birding has its own special word for what I thought this was, and that word is a rouse. All birds have control over every feather in their body, and they can move any one or all at any time. My chosen task is to catch as many species as possible in one or another of the variety of rouses.

Rag Mop House Sparrow Taking A Bath

Rag Mop Adult House Sparrow Rousing for a Bath in June 2012

GBH Ruffle - Copyright 2008 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Great Blue Heron Full Rouse
 

Fluffy Great Blue Heron - copyright 2011 J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Fluffed-out Great Blue Heron in the Lower Spillway at White Rock Lake in September 2011

 

Juvenile Great Blue Heron Rouse - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Juvenile Great Blue Heron Rouse
 

Partially-submerged GBH in partial Rouse - Photograph Copyright 2015 JRCompton.com/birds   All Rights Reserved.

Adult Great Blue Heron in Neck-and-Shoulders Rouse June 27 2014

 

Great Egrets

Egret Extreme Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Great Egret Major Rouse

Egret Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Great Egret Rouse

 

Great Egret Rouse on the Lower Steps - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Great Egret Rouse in April 2011

 

Unflattering Ruffles - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Great Egret Rouses

 

Snowy Egrets

Snowy Egret Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Snowy Egret Rouse

 

Snowy Rouse on the Lower Steps in June 2013 - Photograph Copyright 2013 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Snowy Rouse on the Lower Steps in June 2013

 

Little Blue Herons

Little Blue Heron  Full Rouse - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Little Blue Heron Full Rouse - August 15 2011

 

Little Blue Heron Ruffle with Wing Dip - Copyright 2008 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Little Blue Heron Full Rouse with Wing Dip and Leg Wrap
 

7th Inning Rouse

Tricolored Heron After Being Chased by a Rowdy Snowy Egret — in June 2012

 

Green Herons

Green Heron Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Green Heron Rouse with Full Head Twist - copyright 2014 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserve.

Partial Green Heron Rouse with Full Head Twist from September 2014

 

Green Heron is Semi-Rouse at White Rock Lake in August 2012

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons

Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron Rouse

 

Black-crowned Nigh-Herons

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron Rouses After Flying Down the Steps

 

Rousing Juvenile BCNH - copyright 2012 by J R Compton.  All Rights Reserved.

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron Learning How to Rouse on Galveston Island in August 2012

 

Great-tailed Grackles

Grackle Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Male Grackle Rouse

 

Roused Female Grackle - Photograph Copyright 2011 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Rousing Female Grackle - January 2009

 

Roused Female Grackle - copyright 2009

Roused Female Grackle - January 2009

 

Northern Mockingbirds

Preen Roused Mocker - Photograph Copyright 2015 JRCompton.com/birds   All Rights Reserved.

Preen Roused Mockingbird in Jul 2015

 

Ducks

Muscovy Rouse

Extreme Muscovy Duck Rouse

 

Duck Pair Ruffle - pry

Mallard Pair Rouse

 

Duck Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Other Duck Rouse

 

Hawks & Falcons

Peregrine Falcon Rousing - copyright 2011 J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Stoop, the Peregrine Falcon, Rousing in April 2011 at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

 

Killdeer

Adult Killdeer Ruffle - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Adult Killdeer Rouse with Grack Back

 

Parakeets

Monk Parakeet - partial rouse and full preen - copyright 2012 J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Mutual Monk Parakeet Feeding and Partial Rouse at White Rock Lake in August 2012

 

Orioles

Oriole Fluff - Copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Baltimore Oriole Rouse

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