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

 

 

Bluebird Hangout

October 20, 2019 - Bluebird sitting on a boat stored in the racks

October 20, 2019 – Bluebird sitting on a boat stored in the racks

There were a lot of bluebirds hanging out at the boat ramp area late yesterday afternoon.  The photos above and below show two of them that stayed still long enough for me to snap pictures.

October 20, 2019 - Bluebird at Lake Tamarack

October 20, 2019 – Bluebird at Lake Tamarack

 

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