Beau May 10th, 2007
Today was very warm and humid but then turned to clouds and a few thunderstorms. And then hours of rain, steady rain that refreshed the landscape. I started on the garden today and transplanted a few shrubs. One small willow “bush” had roots that were 6-8 feet long! It found a new home along the driveway where water runoff tends to erode the soil.
I was excited this morning to see a pair of Summer Tanagers for the first time this year. I thought I saw a glimpse of one yesterday but wasn’t sure. They are fairly secretive, or at least difficult to see among the foliage. I just looked up for some reason and they were there- I took a few quick pictures, looked down at the camera, and when I looked again they were gone. Every now and then you get really lucky with a camera, and today the morning sun was perfect for these photos. I didn’t even see the birds fly away!
The male Summer Tanager is a rosy red, and the female is yellow and green.
They are beautiful birds!