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Scarlet of a Day

Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager

Last Saturday we had a scarlet of a day banding at the CLDC station! We capture 10 different species and handled 36 individuals (18 newly banded birds and 18 recaptured birds)! Highlights were the Scarlet Tanager, Blue-winged Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warblers and Cedar Waxwing! Will turn this into an “almost” Wordless Wednesday! The pictures will tell you how exciting our day went!

Scarlet TanagerYoung Naturalist J taking the Tanager Out!

"baby" Blue-winged Warbler
”Baby” Blue-winged Warblers

Jen
Jen and one of the catbirds!

Gray Catbird
”Baby” Gray Catbird

monarch
The monarch we kept on passing!

mon@rch
The mon@rch photo that Jen captured (not chewing)!

Black Raspberry
Black Raspberry Treats


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29 responses

  1. The raspberries look luscious.
    Actually, I was going to comment on all the birds–great photos. And I keep enjoying the budding naturalist updates.
    By the way–I got dive-bombed by two birds while on my evening walk. No idea what they were–I heard a frantic loud chirp just above my head, and then again. I assumed a bird had flown over me, but when I looked up, I was being dive-bombed by a grey bird! I will return to the place and see what nest is in the tree I was walking past.

    9 July 2008 at 9:00 pm

  2. Maybe Titmouse?? Thanks and J took that one ripe one . . . but that picture wasn’t as good as this one was, so didn’t use it!

    9 July 2008 at 9:04 pm

  3. I like the close-up of the tanager in your photostream that shows its bill in profile. The serrated edge is cool.

    9 July 2008 at 9:19 pm

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    What a close up of the tananger. That color is outrageous. I just love seeing the baby birds you band too. These don’t look too angry. They must be a little older than some of the others you have pictured.

    9 July 2008 at 9:24 pm

  5. I like that color clash in the photo of the tanager in the net. They sure make the rest of the world seem washed-out.

    9 July 2008 at 9:37 pm

  6. Sweeeet, Tom! I have volunteered at the banding station here in Erie and it’s a rewarding endeavor. Thanks for sharing the pics and keep up the great work!

    9 July 2008 at 10:07 pm

  7. That tanager looks a little… miffed! 🙂

    9 July 2008 at 10:22 pm

  8. I just love all the photos! What cute little fledglings. The color of the Tanager is gorgeous. Those black raspberries look so good. You look pretty happy, did you fill up on raspberries before the picture? I saw some eggs on my milkweed but no caterpillars yet.

    9 July 2008 at 10:37 pm

  9. Wow, that Tanager looks like something I’d see in a jungle, not necessarily the NE US. So pretty.

    9 July 2008 at 11:43 pm

  10. Great photos! Your berries look much nicer than those here too. Ours have been kind of small and dry for some reason.

    10 July 2008 at 5:59 am

  11. Oh, that tanager!!! WOW. It’s just so cool to see young naturalist J for all the world looking like he’s ready to take on the world with confidence. :c)
    Can’t believe you all had the luck to capture the photo of the non-chewing monarch.

    10 July 2008 at 6:41 am

  12. winterwoman

    I was so excited that J let me band that bird! Thanks again, J.

    http://winterwoman.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/scarlet-tanager/

    10 July 2008 at 7:16 am

  13. Sherri

    Oooh those raspberries are making my mouth water! Great photos as always – looks like you had a very successful day!

    10 July 2008 at 9:02 am

  14. The colors in the Scarlett Tanager are so vivid, it is definitely one my favorite birds, great shots here.

    Even the one with the guy with that cap on !! 😉

    10 July 2008 at 5:32 pm

  15. The Scarlett Tanager just takes my breath away w/ its beauty. (How about sharing those raspberries?!)

    10 July 2008 at 5:55 pm

  16. Love love love those birds, Mon@rch. I can’t believe the color of that Tanager. Amazing.

    11 July 2008 at 12:45 am

  17. Wow! Great work, Tom — photography, banding, blogging, all of the preceding.

    11 July 2008 at 1:29 am

  18. I’ve only ever seen the beautiful Western Tanager, but that Scarlett Tanager is truly stunning. Wow. I’d love to see that perched somewhere.

    11 July 2008 at 11:39 am

  19. Looks as if you had a fun and a productive day!
    Seeing the young naturalist learning the nets is a joy! The Scarlet Tanager is fantastic!
    Sherry

    11 July 2008 at 5:58 pm

  20. Tom – do any birds ever get caught in the net and hurt themselves trying to get free? I’m so amazed at how many you capture and band.

    12 July 2008 at 12:49 am

  21. NatureShutterbug

    You certainly make the most of the wonderful opportunities you have – great that you share them.

    12 July 2008 at 7:12 pm

  22. Love that baby catbird. Look at that short little tail!

    12 July 2008 at 9:02 pm

  23. Your photos just keep getting better all the time, Tom.

    14 July 2008 at 3:29 pm

  24. The brilliance of the tanager’s feathers boggles the mind. And those black raspberries look pretty tempting, too — esp. the plump ripe one.

    14 July 2008 at 9:16 pm

  25. Oh my – that is so nice! I just love the shot of young naturalist J taking the little guy out – with the mouth open! So very cool!

    15 July 2008 at 1:07 pm

  26. Nice shots of the tanager – nice to see one close-up like that.

    16 July 2008 at 8:36 am

  27. Hey Tom-

    That is one beautiful bird. I am pretty sure we don’t have those in Indiana, or if we do, I have not seen one. I have seen a few photos of others and always find them to be striking..it could be the fire red.

    17 July 2008 at 2:24 pm

  28. That Scarlett Tanager is even more beautiful up close than from a distance.-I recently saw a male feeding a begging cowbird.-I didn’t realize that cowbirds laid eggs in tanager nests.

    28 July 2008 at 7:41 pm

  29. Great shot! I was pleased to see a Scarlet Tanager right across the street from home this summer 🙂

    29 July 2008 at 12:43 pm

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