...a hummingbird perched on the petal of a flower? I hadn't until this one decided it really liked the giant zinnia. It's been coming by for days and perching briefly like this. Pretty interesting behavior.
... or a green-tailed towhee? We hadn't until this one showed up a bit out of its range. They "rarely" show up in our neck of the woods. I noticed the white spot on its throat, and didn't catch the rufous head or green-tinged wings and tail until I looked at the pics. This bird is very hippity hoppity all the time, so it was hard to photograph, but we sure liked seeing it with the other native towhees out in the flower bed.