Mad Birders see red (Scarlet) at Geiger Property

Posted on Saturday 15 May 2021

Scarlet Tanager at Geiger Property on 5/15/21 – Photograph by Tina Valentinetti

Over two dozen Mad Birders strolled the paths of the Geiger Property in Fayston on Saturday May 15th, and because the black flies were out, the birds were there too. The Bird of the Day for all was the brilliant Scarlet Tanager, and the photo above was captured by Mad Birder Tina Valentinetti during the walk. The tanager was first identified by ear, through its distinctive call, and then located by the youngest birder on the walk! Many species of warblers were also seen and heard including a very cooperative Ovenbird (one of many), along with Blackburnian Warblers, Black-Throated Blue Warblers, Black-Throated Green Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Chestnut-Sided Warblers, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, American Redstarts and Nashville Warblers. Leaf out is happening now, so get out there are look at birds while it is still (relatively) easy. Happy Birding!

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