Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Scarlet Tanager

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday  and Nature Notes


The Scarlet Tanager is my bird this week. Hubby and I hear them often above our heads while we are walking on the fireroads around our house and neighborhood. The Scarlet Tanager is a breeding bird here in Maryland and they are nesting right here at the watershed...the woods surrounding our house.

The male is a gorgeous red with black wings and tail.  They nest in deciduous and mixed woods. The female is an olive with brownish wings. The juvenile male has the coloring like the female but with black wings. Their song is one I recognize each year when they return to my woods. Definitely one of the more colorful birds I see and another one of my favorite summer birds.







To see more beautiful birds please visit World Bird Wednesday   and  Nature Notes

Thanks to Springman the host of World Bird Wednesday and thanks also to Michelle the host of Nature Notes.
Also, thank you for stopping by to see my bird and photos. I appreciate your visits and comments. Hope the rest of your week is great...Happy Birding!!

51 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous bird! Love that bright color - I have never seen one in the wild...so I am enjoying yours!

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  2. wOw!! that IS a gorgeous bird...adding a beautiful bright scarlet color to nature!!

    terrific pictures!

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  3. He is a beauty, so so RED. How lucky to see them close to home.

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  4. Brilliant, the name of it sounds like I feel good.

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  5. WOWIE!! What a beautiful bird!

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  6. Ooooh!! What a stunning bird, absolutely gorgeous! The colour is really beautiful but it must make it rather vulnerable to predators I would think.

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  7. officially VERY jealous, eileen! :)

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  8. They are such a beautiful color. I've only seen these birds in pictures.

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  9. I love that orange bird and the green leaves background !

    Thanks to you too for sharing and have a great week !!!

    Aligaga

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  10. Wow Eileen what a kool looking bird. That's native to your area ? Out west we had of course Western Tanangers. The beautiful contrast of bright colours against an ocean of green is a pleasent change.

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  11. Lucky you, a stunning beauty I have not see in person. Lovely mosaic, Eileen.

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  12. What a gorgeous bird, Eileen. I've never seen one. Is the female the same color --or like most female birds, more of a brown color?

    Thanks for sharing. Great pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Those green leaves don't hide him at all. :)
    What a beautifully colored bird.
    Lovely shots Eileen!

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  14. wow ... that scarlet tenager is a stunning bird, a handsome bird! What a delight to see it frequent your location

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  15. Gorgeous photos Eileen. I have yet to see this species this year, though I have been looking for it!

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  16. Fantastic images..it's a stunning bird to see.

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  17. The bright red is gorgeous! I have yet to see any tanagers around here.

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  18. They're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. Magnificent coloring on that beautiful bird and it contrasts so well with the green of the foliage.

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  20. Your scarlet tanager bird is so pretty, and you always found amazing ones to share..

    I'm stalking the blue jay these last two days :-)

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  21. Beautiful! Nice that you get to see them often. They are pretty rare here. Only flying through for a day or two.

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  22. These are great shots of the Scarlet Tanager Eileen! This would be a lifer for me ;-) I love those last two poses with the head tilt!

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  23. I am also in Maryland! I rarely see the scarlet tanager here on our acres. None spied this year but have seen fleetingly in past summers.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  24. Awesome tanager shots! I would love to see a male sometime, feels like you're in the tropics almost!

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  25. It wears a very shining red shirt.

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  26. What a gorgeous colourful bird.Every shot is awesome.Have a graet day!

    Shantana

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  27. Beautiful pictures of a very beautiful bird. Wishing you a great Wednesday :) Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  28. Scarlet Tanagers have amazing colours Eileen, but so able to hide themselves in the greenery. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  29. What a splendid bird - I don’t think I have a monopoly on seeing "great birds"!!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  30. What beautiful colors- just a gorgeous bird!

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  31. Fantastic shots of the beautiful bird.

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  32. Lovely pics, Eileen! They are so hard to photograph since they usually hide in the foliage high in the trees.

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  33. I loved to see the Tanagers when I visited CostaRica. I wish we had them where I live.

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  34. Hi Eileen! I would have pegged that as a tropical bird, for sure - not something that you would find in Maryland! Amazing! You got really, really good photos of it too :) I really appreciate you sharing this with us!!

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  35. so jealous!!

    that's all, i'm just jealous!!

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  36. What a beautiful bird and one I have not seen here...Have a wonderful week Eileen...thank you for posting to Nature Notes..Michelle

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  37. Marvelous photos Eileen, such an incredible little bird. Thanks for stopping by, I am back on line now :)))

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  38. What a gorgeous bird! You got a lot of nice captures.

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  39. lovely colors,we have the Western here...wonderful shots.

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  40. they are so vivid
    and look so beautiful in the trees

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  41. wow, what a great mosaic of bird pictures.

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  42. I have never seen nor heard of this stunning bird! What a delight to see your photos/collage. Loved them all!!

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  43. I love this bird -- haven't seen it often enough. thanks for sharing. That's a wonderful mosaic!

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  44. Such beautiful shots, Eileen! Is that a new header? It is lovely!

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  45. What a beautiful bird! As colorful as they are they're easy to see up in the tree branches. We have so many little brown jobs here that seem to blend right in.

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  46. You are so lucky!!!! Tanagers are fascinating....they come in all colors and appear in our hot and humid summers. And they can be very tricky to capture on film as they like to perch high up into the trees. I spotted the Summer Tanager here in a canyon...yet another lovely shade of red/orange. There's a blue one I saw in Panama.....wow!!!

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  47. We don't get to see this here. You got great captures.

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