I'm showing this pretty little bird this week, not because I think the photo is great, but because I so rarely see them here on the OBX. They winter in South America and migrate through to forests in the eastern and midwestern US and southern Canada. I saw two last year for about two minutes, and then they were gone. And Sunday I looked out my window to see this lone male, in his brilliant red and black plumage, in the wild cherry tree in the yard. Amazingly he let me get my camera out of the car below the tree, and snap a few photos before he disappeared, for what I expect will be another year. What a treat!
I hope you enjoy it,