He was looking all around to make sure it was safe.
He got a wee bit braver an crept even closer, giving me a good profile.
These were taken through a probably not too clean window, sorry.
He finally made the leap, and gave me a look at his tail feathers. So, I got out the bird book
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The only bird that came close was this Clark's Nutcracker (on the left). He grows to abut 12" and yes this bird looked large, and he lives usually in a conifer forest......yep
I am thinking I can check this one off. (keeping count in my bird book).
Unless you think it is something else?