Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scarlet Tanager

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!


Sharon said...

What a gorgeous bird. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

We just moved to a new town and we have seen some pretty cool birds. There is a Cardinal couple that stops by a few times a day. Also a bunch of House Finches ( they are the red ones), and a Goldfinch couple!

That Scarlet Tanager is really pretty!

Lisa said...

Adorable little birds. Love them

Lisa from Acoustic Guitar Software

Becca said...

Tanagers are so pretty...I love their bright colors! We had a yellow one in our yard a while back :)

Margaret Duarte said...

Love the quote under your blog title: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare. I haven't visited in a while and love the changes to your blog. My blood pressure goes down and I feel instantly relaxed when I visit. Thanks for your lovely observations.