Scarlet Tanager

Happiness is hanging out with your first favorite bird from childhood. I was already having an epic day birding when this… Scarlet Tanager plopped down directly in front of me. I hesitated there because my technical staff are divided on which tanager this actually is, so I’ve just decided to call her Scarlet Summers. I took a few photos while she perched fifteen feet away, but then she came even closer, to the point where my minimum focus distance had been breached. With no way to take more photos, all I could do is enjoy this bird from ridiculously close up and wonder why she was crowding my personal space!

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