His bright red plumage captured my attention as he perched upon an oak branch. I gave him a second look and thought he appeared brighter than a Northern Cardinal, so I had to grab my eyeglasses and camera lens to zoom in. I was happily surprised at what I saw- definitely a male Summer Tanager. I was lucky enough last year to capture a few images of a female in her notable yellow plumage, but didn't see a male. So I've been waiting and watching. Finally, a male Summer Tanager was within my viewing range. I wanted so bad to edge in a little closer, but I feared I might startle him.
Imagine my frustration when a Northern Cardinal came along within seconds and chased the tanager away- Darn it! I waited a while to see if the tanager would return, but he didn't. Oh well, at least I was fortunate enough to get a couple of shots of him, so I won't sulk about it too much...
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