Ready for some art-y shots? Often, it is hard to convince a bird in the hand that you are not doing it any harm and only want to capture its image. This adult male American Redstart was one of those examples of a bird who had his new jewelry (band) and was ready to get out. He did sit quietly for a moment, so you can see the great profile and long tail of this bird.
The next two shots show a HY (hatch year) male. He doesn't look like the adult, does he? And last - an adult male who is molting his head feathers and looks more like an alien than a bird.