What type of bird is this?
(Castle Hayne, NC)
I saw this bird sitting in the middle of my neighbors lawn while I was cutting my grass. I had just saw a couple of cats roaming around prior so I thought he was injured and decided to walk over to see if he was ok. As I walked toward him, he didn't even fly off but he ran fastly behind a shrub. I was softly talking to him and got a little closer and then he flew a few feet away over to my driveway. Every time I tried to get closer so I could check him over, he would run around my car and I would just keep walking behind him, it seemed as though we were playing chase ☺. He hung out in my yard and didn't leave. I have nesting bluebirds in my front yard so I had some mealworms and I went in to get him a few and he walked right up to me and took them out of my hand. I wanted to get him in back yard so I wouldn't disturb bluebirds and to also keep him safe from cats. I walked toward back yard and he followed right behind me. Right before dark he flew over fence to tree across the street. We had a bad storm last night and I worried about him. When I went out back this afternoon, I look over and he's sitting in corner of house. We spent a couple of hours together and it started drizzling so I got some towels and made him a comfy little spot in the shed ( door stays open). I kept trying to get him in there and he finally hopped on door ledge but wouldn't come all the way in. He all of a sudden flew up and off to a tree behind my house. I'm wondering if he's a baby because at times, he acted like he didn't know what to do or where to go and at one point while I was out back, he flew up to edge of roof but he looked as though he was trying to figure out how to get back down. He didn't really fly except a couple of times, but when he did, it was very short distances. He followed me foot to foot the whole time. I wish I could have brought him inside and kept him safe and warm during these days of rain and I really thought hard about it but I felt uneasy about trying to pick him up.