I heard a crashing in the brush and a whir of wings. I decided it was a clumsy bird. Moments later this character sort of flopped down on the trail in front of me and started pecking at the gravel. It seemed not at all bothered by my presence. After a while, it plunged into the brush along side the trail and paralleled me as I walked on. I could hear it crashing through the brush and talking (sort of a cooing sound). Kind of cool actually.
Mima Falls Trail
Thurston County, WA, USA