On most every birding trip while hoping to see some unexpected bird, I encounter something out of the ordinary. Such was the case with the photos posted here today. I have never seen an American Robin like this one.
While not extraordinary, it is fairly uncommon to see a Black-headed Gull at this time of the year. This one was at Spaniard's Bay a few weeks back.
With all of the mixing among ducks, I often encounter some that are extremely handsome or just plain different ... like this one.
While in a trail off Blackhead Road last week, I came across this Yellow-rumped Warbler with a very odd tail.
These kinds of finds keep me looking closely, even at the every-day birds that just appear out of nowhere.