Scarlet Tanager, non-breeding male

Scarlet Tanager, non-breeding male.
 
Yesterday was the biggest birding day that I have had as of yet in the backyard with 35 different species of birds, 11 Warblers! A few eluded the camera for a nice tight shot, mainly the Baltimore Oriole, but the Scarlet Tanagers obliged very well. At one point I had 6 Scarlet Tanagers and 1 Summer Tanager in the Crepe Myrtles at one time! They eat the flowers as well as any insects that they find hiding in them. They aren’t the neatest of eaters either. When they finished munching on flowers their beaks were covered with pink, almost like a bird of prey after just having eaten a bloody meal. I have a nice backlog of images to share, but each day keeps offering up new birds or beautiful opportunities, so hopefully I will catch up on sharing soon.
 
I will be presenting to the Georgia Nature Photographers Association Roswell Chapter next Tuesday, September 11 and would love to see lots of folks there. The topic by request is my presentation on “Nature in America”. The presentation is at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and visitors are welcome. The meetings start at 7 p.m., I look forward to seeing everyone again!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P224S monopod and L10 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronUSAMagazine, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #BirdNirdvana

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