Appears like it is looking for food, but it is trying not to fall over as a big gust of wind just hit it. The tail in the air as well as the belly feathers tell the story.
Brown Acres - Jackson County - Oregon - USA
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Growing up I always heard the saying "red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, sailors delight." In the Rouge Valley between the Cascade and Siskiyou ranges, a red sky at night means gusty winds and rain :)