By Dan Howlett @DanHowlett85
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The normally timid bird runs to Paul Cyr whenever he calls her and often likes to perch on the long lens that he uses to capture animals from a distance.
The bird – which Paul has named Suzie – even sits on his car when he leaves his property, often travelling for 1,000 metres before giving up and flapping back to his garden.
Paul, who lives in Maine in the USA, said: “She has been coming for around six weeks now which is incredibly unusual.
“They’re normally much more timid around humans and other predators and will fly away as soon as you get close.
“Also they’re quick and will spot you before you spot them so I feel lucky to have this interaction with Suzie.
“I haven’t been feeding her anything I just call out for her and she comes.
“I wouldn’t even know what to feed her but perhaps she is attracted to the bird seed I put out for smaller birds which I like to photograph.”
The bird is less than one-year-old and Paul worries that she may not make it through the winter.
“She isn’t as cautious as she should be – I just hope she knows to stay away from the foxes and coyotes,” added Paul.
“It’s also hunting season here so she isn’t going to make it too difficult for anybody who wants to shoot her if she is so carefree when approaching humans.
“I don’t hunt but I’ve heard they taste delicious so I just hope she can make it – we also have an owl who hangs in the garden in February and he won’t like to see her here.”
Suzie has been known to peck at Paul but he is sure that she is just showing affection
The 63-year-old added: “I don’t think she’s aggressive at all but I wish she was a little more cautious.
“Whenever humans get within a few feet they will normally fly off with enough force to make an incredible noise.
“But Suzie has never done that – I don’t know how long she will be around but I enjoy having her here.”