This past Saturday I visited Winthrow Nature Preserve to see if the Scarlet Tanager I had photographed towards the end of April / begining of May was still around...as you can see he was.
Happy Fathers Day To My Dad...
I was happy to get this capture as I made a 5 x 7 print of it (which turned out great) and framed it for my father for fathers day this past Sunday.
Viewing a male and female Scarlet Tanager with him is the earliest birding memmory I have...I was in the 1st grade when a pair was passing through a small wooded area behind our house in Columbus, OH. i'll never forget my father running into my room as excited as could be one Saturday morning telling me to come quick to see the Scarlet Tanagers.
I got a really good long look at the male and female through his binoculars and it certainly made an impression on me as i've been an avid birder ever since...i'd spend countless hours reading the eastern field guide as a child.
Anyhow, I am thankful for him introducing me to birding at such a young age and this made for a great way to share that with him.
I'll have to spend some time in July seeing if I can get some better (closer) shots of him since he is easy to find and observe....Just need him to come down from the tree tops :P
This photo is from my Bird Photography Album:
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