This was worth taking the day off work. Bird reports quickly spread and as soon as I received the location and called to verify it was still around, I grabbed the gear and did the 4+ hour drive (one way). The bird ws so cooperative and liked to perch on the back deck of someone's house and roosted their everyday. This was a special treat to get this bird as ABA bird and it was so "friendly". We had a big storm and happy she flew off corse close enough for me to see it. We spent a couple of hours with this bird and it did not care about people at all. About 10 minutes after everyone levt I hung out about 10 minutes more and she decided to do some yoga poses. How cool!
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Nikon D7000, Nikon 300 f/2.8, Nikon 1.4 TC