I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager
, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
October is the best month for top-drawer rarities around Britain, and last week did not disappoint: a Siberian Rubythroat, Myrtle Warbler and White's Thrush on Shetland, Scarlet Tanager
in the Outer Hebrides, Eyebrowed Thrush on Orkney, and Ovenbird and Swainson's Thrush in Ireland.
An exhausted scarlet tanager
, otherwise on the verge of dying, might gain just enough energy from a dozen mealworms to survive the challenging journey to the American coast.
Common in eastern forests, the scarlet tanager
is known as a long-distance migrant.
As scarlet tanager
, indigo bunting, laughing gull, trumpeter swan.
Some area-sensitive, interior-dwelling avifauna require intact, mature forest stands, such as the ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), scarlet tanager
(Piranga olivacea), and wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), a species of national conservation concern (BNA 2011).
A scarlet tanager
haunts these leaves with fleeting
Desrochers also included more southerly species on his list, such as the scarlet tanager
and hooded warbler.
A scarlet tanager
, white-throated sparrow, little blue heron, Swainson's thrush and both Philadelphia and redeyed vireos were scattered down Ireland's west coast.
Now there is no stopping the emergence of grasshopper, caterpillar, and Tiger Swallowtail, the unfurling of Bloodroot and Trillium petal, the greening of mountainside, the birth of fawn, the return of Scarlet Tanager
, carrying the fire of the Amazon on its back, Filling the woods with its sweet exotic call, "I'm here
After scrolling to the bottom of the page I noticed the copyright for the website is held by Scarlet Tanager
, LLC doing business as Gurney's.
Walton describes the scarlet tanager
as sounding like "a robin with a sore throat.