|Ramsey Canyon view|
|First view of the tanager, in a not-too-sunny spot|
|After five minutes or so the singing male moved into a brighter spot|
|If I were a female Tanager, he'd be my choice|
"It's a Plumbeous Vireo nest. The birds are over in that tree over there, but they'll be back if you wait." The birder, still grinning headed off downhill.
I stared at the clever little nest, made with dry leaves and bits of cottonwood fluff. After a few minutes, the little Vireo, the species of which was a lifer for me last year, flew in.
|'Babies... Mama brought you a num-num!'|
|Awww... who're the cutest nestlings in the canyon...? You are!'|
I also saw a massive sycamore tree, with a broken limb that hung right over the trail. Into said limb, I watched a Sulfur-bellied Flycatcher slip into, but the silly bird wouldn't come out again and do it all over again for my photographic benefit. Happily I did get another shot at a Sulfur-belly. I went Canyon hopping again, visiting Ash and Miller Canyon. In Miller Canyon a Sulfur Bellied Flycatcher bounced around and gave me lots of nice pix.
|Sulfur-bellied in Miller Canyon|
|Sulfury tinge is visible on that stripped belly|