Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Living Color: This Tanager's Day

On May 7, 2013 I wrote a story.  A true story that was hard to write.  I posted it to this blog site and gave it the title:  “The Scarlet Tanager, the Maroon-shirt Man, and the Life Lesson.” You can go back and read it, but you don’t have to.  But I had to write it.  It will tell you more much more than any of my photographs:  The Scarlet Tanager, the Maroon-shirt Man, and the Life Lesson

Today I returned to that same year-ago motte and was gifted the chance to sight many a spring-migrant warbler, tanager and oriole.  I will spend a bit of time developing photos and posting them in the coming days.

And on this day, as I walked and birded and photographed many a beautiful bird, I especially remembered that magnificent Scarlet Tanager that shared its day with me a year ago.

In honor of that Scarlet, I share today’s photo of a young Summer Tanager. 

This tanager, in living color, shared this one day of its life with me.  And may tomorrow’s southeast winds ease its journey onward, into its next day of living that I again will not know.

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