Often we are focused on the obvious like a Male Summer Tanager as he distracts us from seeing his mate. Female Tanagers are a pretty green and usually blend into the dense spring and summer foliage. It was a blessing to look up and see a Lovely female Summer Tanager a few branches away from her bright red mate.
A week ago I saw a flash of red and gold diving between the Trees at the top of of North Mountain. It looked like a tiny fireball darting from limb to limb. Finally I got a glimpse of a vibrant juvenile Male Scarlet Tanager. His transition from yellowish green to red gives him a dazzling fiery appearance.
As we came out of the trail head and on to the road I spotted a Whitetail Doe and her twin Fawns. It was the perfect end to a marvelous evening hike.
Love to ALL!