Just a Glimpse

Several Scarlet Tanagers have been flitting around the trees in our yard over the last week or so. They’ve been so quick that the photo below is the best snapshot I could get. Click here for a post from 2013 that has some better tanager photos.

May 9, 2020 - male Scarlet Tanager in Bent Tree

May 9, 2020 – male Scarlet Tanager in Bent Tree

 

 

More From the Dogwood Tree

September 1, 2019 - Hummingbird in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Hummingbird in Bent Tree

Yesterday, there was a flurry of activity in the dogwood tree (the same one from Saturday’s post).  Several juvenile tufted titmice were flitting around the branches for a few minutes, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures (see below for a couple of different shots of one of the birds).  In the midst of all of that, a hummingbird landed on a branch long enough for me to get a pretty good shot (see header photo above).

September 1, 2019 - Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 - Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

Two Green Herons

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Saturday morning, I was taking photos of a green heron at Lake Tamarack (see first photo below), trying to follow it as it flew from branch to branch along the shore.   After a while, a second green heron came onto the scene (see second photo below).  At one point, I was able to get them both in one photo (see photo above).  Click here to link to a post with more green heron photos that were taken in May.

July 13, 2019 - Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 – Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 - Another Green Heron in Bent Tree

July 13, 2019 – Another Green Heron in Bent Tree