Slate-throated Redstart in the Chiricahuas near Mexico.
One of the highlights from our trip last week to southeast Arizona was a close encounter with this rare for the U.S. bird, a male Slate-throated Redstart. He was in the Chiricahua Mountains at Pinery Canyon, and apparently has a nest, although I'm not sure if that's been confirmed...just word of mouth. During the last few years or so, only about 1 individual of this species has been seen each year in the U.S. My heart was pounding away as I sat still within about 10 feet of this guy. I love it when God answers my bird prayers (-; Taken on 4/18/18 with a Nikon d500 w/Nikon 200-500 lens, f5.6, 1/500s, 500mm, handheld.