Scarlet Tanager continues

Today, Monday afternoon, Mark Stratton photographed the adult male scarlet tanager returning to drink at the leaky drinking fountain as described in my earlier post today, at Morley Field. He had it between 4:15 and 4:20, but it only stayed about half a minute. It then flew up into the eucalyptus trees immediately to the northwest of the fountain. When originally photographed 8 days ago, it was photoed at about 5:15 p.m. and today we were there for 3 hours starting at dawn and had no luck. So it certainly appears that late afternoon is the time to try. Please give the fountain adequate space so birds can come into it.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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