While most of the time, it’s a bit easier to spot birds when the the sky is clear and movement up in the trees is more visible, but sometimes a cloudy morning can help. That was the case today, when I finally got a great, great view of not only the male, but the male and female Scarlet Tanagers that I’ve been hearing every morning and night for the past two weeks.
This morning however, when I heard the S. Tanager’s song coming from an oak right across the road, where I typically have heard it, the gray sky outlined the scarlet red perfectly. And he gave me a good 5-10 minute look while he sang, and this time, a female was flying in the trees around him.
So, clear or cloudy, don’t forget to look for the wildlife right out your front door.