Saturday, May 31, 2014

Scarlet Tanager

A couple weeks ago, I photographed these Scarlet Tanagers at Rose Lake.  I know next to nothing about birds, so I had no idea what they were when I saw them.  The male (above) is very bland compared to the brighter orange and red females (below).  I cannot explain how bright and vibrant the red ones look in the wild.  I think they would make a male Northern Cardinal look pale in comparison.

1 comment:

  1. The males are the red ones, the females are the less spectacular ones. We seem to be seeing these more frequently than of old, in Barry Co.