It was so cool! Have you ever seen one? I did not have a camera with me which was a shame, because he was RIGHT THERE and it would have been a great shot. Here, I’ll find you a picture of one from the web:
Anyway…isn’t he cool! He’s quite large, and very distinctive. You can learn more about him here.
This is the kind of thing I would have called and told my Mom about in the old days. I’ve seen this bird only twice before; once at her lake house down in Alabama and once up in Northport along the ridge above Lake Michigan.
Since I can’t tell her about it I’m sharing with you. I know many of you are bird people, so you’ll appreciate how excited I was.
It’s still making me smile.