The other day I was driving along the road where I seem to have the best wildlife sightings, such as pronghorn twins and eared grebe nests. So I had my camera ready when I came across a willet on a fence post. However, as I slowed down, it took off.
But not too far past it there was a second willet, also on a post, and it stayed for me.
At first he craned his neck forward as if he were contemplating taking off.
But it seemed to be his favourite post, and he decided to stay.
He complained a bit about my presence.
Then he showed off his toes.
And then finally, just as I was about to leave, he did what I was waiting for:
A good stretch, showing off his flashy underwings.