Birds & Blooms

I’ve always loved birds,

- Victoria Martel MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

but I just recently took up birding during the COVID-19 quarantine. I took this shot of a male scarlet tanager over Memorial Day weekend near my parents’ log home in northern Michigan. He appeared for only about 15 seconds before disappeari­ng into the woods. I used a Nikon D7000 and a Nikkor 200-500 mm lens to take the picture.

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