Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Male Scarlet Tanager

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Scarlet Tanger,click for a larger image. This bird nest in the woods next to my house. The header shot is of the woods and taken during my fireroad walks. In the spring and summer I can see and hear them in the treetops when I take my walks on the fireroads. The male is such a pretty red with black wings.

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31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi, The Scarlet Tanagers can be found nesting in the woods next to my house. I love to take walks in the summer and listen to all of them in the trees above my head.
They are so colorful and usually the male stands out with his bright red color.

Tricia said...

Looks like he's playing peek-a-boo with you! Great shot of the lil guy

rainfield61 said...

It is so red to help you to spot the bird.

If mine is as red as you, I may not have to strain my eyes....

maryt/theteach said...

A beautiful bird, Eileen! Re:"my post" - When I got out of my car at the park all those ducks and geese ran and flew toward me... That's never happened to me before. I felt bad I didn't have some bread for them.

Carver said...

What a beautiful bird. Brilliant red lights up the tree.

Diane AZ said...

Adorable expression you captured!

tigerfish said...

Love the striking color.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice shot!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a beauty!!! I have only seen one of these years ago.Have a fabulous day.
Blessings,Ruth

Jo said...

Eileen, I learn so much about birds in your world on this post. Beautiful.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous photo of a beautiful bird!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh gorgeous!!!! Lucky, lucky, you....I saw ONE of these my entire life. On a golf course, with no camera. It was a treat...but only for a few seconds.


Mine is Footprints in the Sand...
HERE

diane said...

Great shot. I think red birds are so beautiful.(Even if they are males)

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous photo.

jabblog said...

What a very striking, handsome bird - must be a joy to have them so close.

illini89 said...

wow-great picture!

LV said...

I long to see sights like this again. Nice job.

dAwN said...

What a beautiful bird..its always a delight to see this one...
you are very lucky.

ρομπερτ said...

It is said, that "the teacher appears on his own, once the student is ready".

Guess that this small bird is able to teach a lot. Brilliant photography indeed, raising high the colour Green, the colour of hope, "running" through his heartblood like red.

Please have a wonderful Thursday.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such a beautiful bird! Lucky you to have them near your home. =)

SquirrelQueen said...

He is beautiful and so is your photo. Great shot.

Leora said...

The tanager is such a lovely bird - how wonderful that you have one nearby, and you could share the photo with us.

B : ) said...

What a magnificent picture!!!

Stine in Ontario said...

You must live in a perfect location! The scarlet tanager is a gorgeous bird.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great shot! Such a beautiful bird.

~ Tracy

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..I would love to welcome this bird to my yard. What a beauty and the area you have for your walks is stunning...Michelle

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: That is a neat bird and I have never seen one in Ohio.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful bird. We have the Western Tanager out here. Yellow body black wings and a rusty red head. Summer colors. the female is very plain. (don't tell her that) I have only seen a few though. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, The Scarlet Tanager is gorgeous. I have never seen one.

I pray that that horrible storm isn't too bad at your home. Sounds absolutely horrible... Please be careful.

Hugs,
Betsy

Squirrel said...

What a beautiful bird! Nice capture!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love love love! the scarlet tanagers...gorgeous birds, lucky you've got one so close to you - great shot of the little guy!