He or she let me get quite close as it tried to catch its breath and unrattle its brain.
|You can see my reflection in his or her eye.|
|I propped the camera on the porch railing so I could snap a few shots with my left hand.|
I consulted my Crossley Guide for an i.d., and there's no mistaking that yellow down-curved bill, bright white underparts, rufous-colored side feathers and long sweeping tail. A yellow-billed cuckoo. What a beauty!