Say's Phoebe (juvenile) (9017)
This particular Say's Phoebe was most personal. Initially I spotted this bird basking in the sun and on the ground slightly burrowed and on its belly. Originally I thought it was injured. As I approached and at a fairly close distance, this phoebe didn't fly away like most other birds but rather jumped up to a nearby branch. For a good 15 minutes this bird stayed within close range of my presence. Intrepid the entire time and most playful just a foot or two away. Simply incredible as if it were a well kept pet that knew its caretaker oh so well.
photo taken at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 400mm 5.6 L
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