There was a new feathered friend in my fountain yesterday. A Scarlet Tanager.
I thought I heard him earlier because I had just read that the call was similar to a robin with a sore throat. And it was -- sort of a raspy chirrup. He stayed for quite a while, playing in the water. He sat right on top of the bubbler and then flew to a nearby branch to dry out.
Here he is, spreading his wings to the air before taking flight.
And what's that? I believe his pregnant wife is perched on a neighboring branch. I am thrilled! There will be more scarlet tanagers to feed with my other bird buddies.
What a joy it has been to live in this new location and see new birds on a daily basis!
Welcome Scarlet Tanagers!