Portrait of a Chukar
In contrast to the many excellent wildlife photographers on here, I am more of an opportunistic shooter. Had no idea what this fella was when he flew into the area and it took some asking some of my animal loving friends to learn that a Chukar decided to visit SoCal. Took me the better part of the morning to earn his trust, but he let me get pretty close and this shot is my favorite from the day.
He was there all day, gone the next and have not seen him again since.