On behalf of Alan (who sent in an email) can anyone help to identify this bird?
I am trying to identify a bird in my backyard. I only saw it once in four years. It appears to be rare as it is not on any bird identification website. The bird is about 8" and can easily fit in my two hands. The head is brown with an orange throat. It's back is spotted white and black. It is also the same color orange under its wing.
Bird observed Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in the Puget Sound of Washington State.