You can identify him by his metallic sheen and his bright golden eye.
This bird is named after the 19th century ornithologist, Thomas Mayo Brewer,
who found it first on the beach. I think of this bird as
The Parking Lot Bird, because in California, it is usually found there.
Think about the resemblance of a parking lot to the beach;
there are some!
This fellow turned his head to look at me with his far eye
.near the sea at Asilomar, when I was walking about looking
for haiku inspiration during the YT Haiku Retreat in 2006..
in the beach breeze
my travels forgotten...
translated by David Lanoue