Monday, June 01, 2009

Scarlet Tanager

Hiking along the Chattahoochee River over the weekend, I encountered a beautiful bird.

This Summer Red-Bird was singing so happily that it was impossible not to notice.

I believe it is a Scarlet Tanager as they do enjoy the southeastern US at this time of year; and his color may not have been as bright as the mature male.... because he was *immature* Here's a photo clipped from Wikipedia.

I have seen one once in my own backyard. His redness was so obvious, I couldnt not notice him. They're only around for a few months, before they head south again.

Time to clean out the feeders again.

I've been neglecting my friends.

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful your bird! Finches, hummingbirds and cardinals are my favorites.