Sometimes, you just don't get your bird! We heard about a Scarlet Tanager on a trail in Madera Canyon, AZ. So, on June 23 we packed up the SUV and headed out. Now, those of you on the East Coast won't be impressed because for you this is a normal bird, but on the West Coast, well we shouldn't have this bird out here. So, with hopes of seeing all the US Tanager's in a year we went off to find our bird.
We headed up Bog Springs Trail looking for the Scarlet Tanager. The trail had some pretty steep portions making is slow going for us with my Asthma. We ran into a good amount of people who had seen the bird and with hopes high kept on trucking! We got to the spot where everyone had seen the bird. We waited,
and waited, while the kids played and hiked around on their own adventure toddler style.