I knew who that was in the grass, the handsome flicker. Not possible to get closer. Also this is the position most perilous for the flicker,.. head down. a hawk could swoop down and make it a meal.
This is the puzzle bird, either a female or young indigo bunting or maybe a young blue grosbeak, but I'll err on the side of indigo bunting. We studied each other. I just knew it was something I'd never seen before.