We had a couple of rare visitors on Saturday. Living in a city as big as Houston has it's wildlife drawbacks. One if which is a lack of colorful birds. I don't know if it is regional, big city, or just suburban blight, but it is rare that we see birds like these.
We occasionally see cardinals like this one:
but I have never, ever, seen a bird like this! There were in fact, two, but one went and hid after I got my camera out.
I don't know what kind of bird it is, but it is so pretty and we were pretty excited to see it.