The females are fairly subdued in color, but their funny little habits make them fun to watch.
Suet cakes, oranges and even the hummingbird feeders are emptied by these beautiful birds when they show up in flocks.
The male has a "playground" voice which is loud and very recognizable, but it very shy while feeding. To get good pictures, a blind is almost necessary.
Thank goodness for long legs. This gal uses them to her advantage. I noticed that it was a habit for most of the females to keep at least one foot on the tree while feeding - most of the time. I did catch one hanging on the lip of the cut orange while feeding.
I have wasted a lot of time watching and photographing these lovely birds from my blind. But I guess I could have wasted my time in different pursuits.