I was looking for Warblers this morning when a beautiful Scarlet Tanager flushed out of the brush right in front of me. He flew up to a nearby tree and sang and sang and sang. He actually kept getting closer and as I snapped photo after photo.
Finally after about 10 minutes I returned to my warbler search, but my phishing was drowned out by the Tanager.
I did manage to get quite a few warblers . . . even a first of the year Blackpoll Warbler (sadly no photo). Seeing a Blackpoll is a mixed blessing as they are usually the last of the warblers to migrate through . . . its coming to an end.
This evening Ingrid and I did a little more birding . . . nothing exciting . . . but this porcupine walked by. He seems almost cuddly.
Other species of note: a Blue-headed Vireo and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (all day/everywhere).