Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanagers have been present recently and I photographed a female at the Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary yesterday. We also had a male this week  in the yard. On the river, this female acted like a flycatcher continually flying out on the river catching flying insects. Obviously that is what they do. A few images of the 2 events plus a couple images from Lake Park Milwaukee last year to the exact date.

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager

Binomial name: Piranga ludoviciana

Category: Kinglets

Size: 7.25” long, 11.5” wing span

Weight: 0.98 Oz.

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Female Waukesha Fox River Sanctuary May 13, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager – Male Waukesha May 10, 2014

Scarlet Tanager - Male Lake Park MKE May 10, 2013

Scarlet Tanager – Male Lake Park MKE May 13, 2013

Scarlet Tanager - Male Lake Park MKE May 10, 2013

Scarlet Tanager – Male Lake Park MKE May 13, 2013

Scarlet Tanager - Male Lake Park MKE May 10, 2013

Scarlet Tanager – Male Lake Park MKE May 13, 2013

Scarlet Tanager - Male Lake Park MKE May 10, 2013

Scarlet Tanager – Male Lake Park MKE May 13, 2013

Scarlet Tanager - Male Lake Park MKE May 10, 2013

Scarlet Tanager – Male Lake Park MKE May 13, 2013