I finally found a Scarlet Tanager, turns out that I didn't have to travel very far to find it! There's a pair of them in the woods up the road from me, the place that I take walks in the fall with my wife and where I got the downy and the pileated woodpecker shots. Never expected to find them there. The places I used to see them in the past seem to be dominated by rose-breasted grosbeaks. The 2 will fight over same habitat for domination. I've been hit and miss with my posts recently, and I'd like my avid followers I am still here, I've been concentrating more on spending time on my reader and keeping up with others' blogs. I've also been enjoying the outdoors and catching up on tasks I needed to accomplish. So, I am OK, there's nothing wrong, I've just slowed down a little bit.