I just had to share this beautiful bird with you. I found the photo on Colorado Birders, an informal, online community of folks who enjoy birding and sharing information and photos. It was taken by Klaus Girk...a self-taught photographer who's work you can see here.
I'm working on a woodpecker series, but also intend to continue the Corvid series with Magpies, Ravens and Crows...but first I have to count birds for a bit!
Enjoy your weekend!