On a recent Saturday morning, we had a flock in the redtips. I so admire their striking coloring. There were a great number of them, but they are very active birds, and skittish, and it is hard to get a decent shot of them.
In the photo below, you can actually see the little spot of red that gives them their name. It is thought that the red spot looks as though the wing feathers have been dipped in red wax.