Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
I’ve been working in the shop on a project and, as was the case last week, the tanagers are still at it, although the mulberry supply is dwindling fast. I am surprised at how tolerant they are as I walk to and from the shop door, but I am happy they allow me to take a break from my chores and admire their redness. Here are a couple of shots of a male Scarlet Tanager that was chowing down on the berries yesterday. By the way, I think I have now seen at least three separate males in this tree based on their slight differences in yellow patches.
Beautiful shots as always! It’s good to see your birds eNjoying their feast. Our mulberries (I live in northern Kentucky) were hit by a hard frost just as the new leaves and berries were coming on — so our birds will have no mulberries this year.
Thanks, Kathleen. The battle here is to save some from the squirrels so the birds can enjoy.
Beautiful photos! Thanks!