Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday

A Chukar ...

Nobody was more surprised than we were (I was at the Bong Nature Conservatory with my friend) to see this strange bird making it's way down the road we were on.  We followed it until it disappeared into the brush. ( The pictures are not clear because I was taking them through my, apparently dirty, car windows.)  The Chukar  is a bird native to South East Asia and the Middle East.  It was introduced in the USA as a game bird and lives primarily in the western states.  I am assuming this is a juvenile as it's coloring hasn't fully developed, but he was a treat to see.