Yesterday, Porter saw a male American redstart, in our backyard. He was on his way to the West Indies, no doubt—they don't live here, only migrate through. I've never seen one—nor had I heard of one before yesterday, for that matter. Roger Tory Peterson calls it the most butterfly-like of all birds, which is what caught Porter's eye from his office.
I know that's not earth-shattering news, but I'm finding this blog to be the best place to document things I'd like to be able to find again. To save me from, "Um, what was that new bird you saw in the backyard a few years (months, days) ago?"