I couldn't get close enough to really do it justice with my little substandard digital camera, but here he is strutting his stuff in my driveway for the lady near my garden.She is much less showy, and seemed unconcerned about his angst.
She just pecked around the grass and pretended that she didn't even know he was there. Meanwhile, he was parading around in circles very slowly, showing off his ruffly feathers and colorful visage and making a very strange grunting sound.
I love living where wildlife can be observed in my front yard! It is so rewarding to step outside some days and find pleasant surprises. I am sure we have not seen the last of these two, but I do hope they do not discover my teeny new seedlings, or enter my fenced garden area!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!