I did find a life bird while I was at Carlos Avery on Friday. When I saw it, I knew that it was not a bird I had seen before. I didn't have my field guide but I made a good guess at what it was and was able to confirm it when I got home and looked it up. I was pretty excited to see a new bird. Since I've been birding for a while now, seeing a new bird is pretty exiting since it just doesn't happen that often to me. Anyway, here are my shots of this somewhat shy Black-billed Cuckoo!
It's worth looking at the larger version of this photo to see the red in the birds eye. It's quite brilliant. (Click on the photo to see a larger version on my Flickr page.)