Photographer and bird enthusiast Mark Heatherington notes that this beautiful Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) is a life lister. He writes, "I saw a flash of orange and yellow, I assumed it was a Bullock Oriole. Nope, a happy surprise." We're happy too!
The photo was taken in the Cascade Mountains, Jackson County, Oregon.
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