Male cardinal - I had been watching an eagle sitting near its nest about a quarter of a mile away and taking shots of it, when I spotted a male and female cardinal almost directly in front of me. I was able to take quite a few shots of each before they flew off. Since we don't have cardinals in the Colorado Springs area, I was thrilled to get a chance to photograph these glorious birds.
Thanks to those of you who commented on my shot of the aloe in bloom. I'm off to the doctor's later today to get a consult about my sciatica, which flared up again on our trip, and then schedule an injection in my spine. My last shot lasted over a year, so I hope to get good results from another one. Hope everyone has a good day!