Was I blind, but now I see?
Surely, this little guy didn’t just decide to show up THIS year, the year that I decided we will study our local birds.
At first, he was just a flash of red deep in the woods. But over the past 2 weeks, he has become bolder and come closer to the house.
I saw him perching outside the kitchen window yesterday with a large-winged insect in his beak. I’ve even caught flashes of him whizzing by the windows in the family room while reading to the girls.
I believe he is a Scarlet Tanager.
Isn’t he an amazingly beautiful creation?