Scarlet Tanager

As August drifts to an end, with many of the birds of summer now quiet and maybe even gone for the year, this morning in a warm, light rain, the electric chick-brrrr call of a Scarlet Tanager moved through the wet green leaves of the woods, in the same area where one often sang a month or two ago. An Eastern Wood-Pewee sang puh-weee in the trees around a meadow-like yard. A White-eyed Vireo continues its brisk chick-a-perioo-chick in the old field, one of the last singing birds of the summer.

Toward the end of the day, we began to get good, hard, steady rain, probably coming from the outermost bands of a tropical storm moving in from the Gulf.

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