I live just up the hill from Laurens near the Oneonta airport. This Scarlet Tanager flew into my dining room window this morning, Monday May 12th. I went outside to check on him and see if he was hurt other than being stunned. I picked him up and checked him out. He stayed in my hand for a good 10 minutes and then finally flew away. I was able to take these pictures while "talking" quietly to him. He did not seem to be in any hurry to fly away. Scarlet Tanagers are pretty rare so I was thrilled to see him let alone actually hold him. What a beautiful bird!
Oneonta "Bird Whisperer"
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