Haven't done anything artsy in a long time but that lovely Painted Bunting made me want break out the crayons, and also the colored pencils and, yes, some paint. Haven't heard of any sightings of the actual bird in Prospect Park for a couple of days now - hopefully he just woke up on the first day of our little 2-day cold snap (first dip below freezing in this so far freakishly mild winter), said "Wait, Brooklyn? I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque!", and set off for warmer climes. I'm so glad I got the chance to see him, I think he has to be one of the most breathtaking wild birds I've ever had the pleasure of seeing.
I copied the photo from that good Audobon article I'd linked to the other day -- click here if you missed that and would like to see a lovely photo of the bird, way better than mine, and learn about how this little Southern beauty ended up in Brooklyn.