A blur of yellow caught my eye when I went outside to refresh the birdbath and the water dishes this afternoon. At first I thought it was a Warbler; turns out it was a female Scarlet Tanager stopping by for a drink.
Unlike the male, who is is indeed scarlet (you can see him in this previous post) – the female is a bright greenish yellow.
I’m pretty sure this lovely lady had been hoping for a bit of a bath, but her time was cut short by the arrival of a female of a larger beaked variety.
After leaving the water, she sat on a nearby branch for a few moments and then flew off out of sight.
I’m so glad this beauty paid a visit; she added a touch of beauty to my day.