new bird sighting (at least for me)
When i let the dogs out early evening, there was this most fascinating bird perched on the edge of the garage roof. I was so sorry i opened the back door quickly and made too much noise, as it startled him/her and flew away. i would have loved to observe this bird more or try and grab a photo but was captivated watching it fly away. good sized bird, amazing color, great wing span - i have never seen anything like it before.
i immediately went through each bird book i have and the only thing that seemed to come close was a grouse. i'm sure i'm at the half-way point in my life, but i have never seen this species before. i love nature and especially anything that is new to me. i was just surprised to see something like this.
i now know (or kind of remember) it's our state bird. sure hope he/she comes back soon.
what a nice surprise on a rainy day!
be well, happy blooms