This adolescent bird was on the railing of our front porch the other morning and I was conflicted...he seemed stuck, like he flew a little bit and then forgot how. He was so still...just stayed in one place with his eyes tracking me as I watered the flowers in our front yard.
The conflict: do I get out my big camera and take advantage of this captive bird and potentially scare him?
The answer to that is of course YES. :) I was super quiet and only got within about 6 feet of him, took some images and then left. 30 minutes later, he was gone. Maybe he went back to his friends and told them about his near death experience.
Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? We normally just get little finches and huge magpies, but he doesn't look like either one of those.