Hi bird amigos - we have been trying to identify this bird and you folks are the best resource I know of.
He obligingly showed up the moment I set my tripod down and aimed so I fired away - sorry that the pics aren't as sharp as they should be.
The colored patches are actually a striking metallic orange, not as red as they appear in the photos.
This is in southeast Texas BTW:
This shot comes closest to capturing the color:
Again I'm not submitting these as quality bird pics, but if anyone has suggestions on how I might get a shot of them on something other than the bird feeder, I'll appreciate any tips I can get. I was using a 400mm f5.6 L from perhaps 35 feet away.