Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
As so often is the case in the world of birds, the male Prothonotary far outshines the female in terms of pure color and audacity. Unfortunately, the best shot I have yet to get of a male of the species pales in comparison to the image above. This one is from the year before, down at Brazos Bend State Park:
With a little luck (and a whole lot of time and patience), I hope to get some better views of this radiant warbler once April rolls around again.
As always, you can click on any image to see a larger version.
For some great bird photos from around the world, check out this week's installment of World Bird Wednesday.