I wrote about these little guys not too long ago, and we had many of them visit our backyard last fall. Their plumage was completely different at that time; much more drab. This is a male in breeding plumage and this what has been currently occupying my back yard this spring. They're so beautiful and a lot of fun to watch as they forage.
I hate that I haven't been able to post here much, but there's a lot going on; most of it very good. I have, however, been able to make it in to the Field Museum of Natural History to volunteer in the bird lab several times in the last month. While there I checked out this show, and saw this one in its NYC incarnation.
Have a lovely week, and I hope to be back here soon!