Bohemian Waxwing, perched in willow, Wrangell St. Elias, Alaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
A Bohemian Waxwing sits perched on a branch in the forest of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska, its colorful feathers a bright contrast against the green foliage.
These birds are known for their distinctive crest and the yellow or red waxy tips on their wings, which give them their name.
As the summer sun shines down, this waxwing seems perfectly at home in the lush surroundings, its bright eyes and lively demeanor a sign of its joy in the warm weather.
Bombycilla garrulus. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.