As you may or may not know, my friend Chris and I took a 10-day road trip in May. On May 15th we were headed down the Oregon coast enjoying the scenery and lovely driving weather. It is always nice taking a drive without time limits. We actually took the time to pull over and check out historical markers and interesting sights. Here at this pullout on the road we had a visitor. He stayed with us for quite awhile and allowed us some wonderful close-up shots. We fed him the rest of our cherries and he gobbled them all up. When we were about ready to go I stomped behind him to make him flap his wings and fly away so that I could get some nice close-up shots of it. He was a very patient model. Here are some of my favorites from the photo shoot with him.