Well, actually it was yawning at the time this picture was taken on December 5. But I have no doubt this visitor from the Arctic would have preferred a whiter landscape.
Today it gets its wish as the Denver area is getting hit by a stronger-than-expected snowstorm.
Unfortunately this rare bird disappeared a couple of days after this picture was taken and it hasn’t been seen since. I’m sure it is still in the area but I have not been lucky enough to re-locate it.