Scarlet Tanager at Rock Cut State Park, May 17, 2009. Scarlet Tanager male in full song. Dave’s reasoning, however, was that since NO tanager should be in Illinois that late in the fall, one species was about as likely as another and none should be excluded. Other species nest low enough to study but are too rare to accumulate large enough samples (e.g., Hooded Warbler, Ovenbird, Summer Tanager), or have extremely wei I hidden nests (e. Reply Reply with quote Reply to thread Complain. Forum: Parent: First: Previous: Next: Flat view: Post (hide subjects) Posted by When Scarlet Tanager … The Scarlet Tanager below, taken in Rock Cut State Park in Northern Illinois on 5-17-09 with a SONY DSC-H7. Hickory trees provide nest sites for various songbirds, including the Yellow-throated Vireo, Eastern Wood-pewee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cerulean Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and Brown Creeper (Newell & Rodewald, 2011; DeGraaf, 2002). May 21, 2020 – As we near the end of May we are about two thirds of the way through another spring season as newly arriving migratory birds continue to be seen in our area of Northeastern Illinois as summer draws near. The bird's call, an emphatic “chip-burr,” is also distinctive and often can be a giveaway to the bird's location in a leafy treetop. We have found only a few of their nests. This is a Spring picture of a Scarlet Tanager perched in a tree in the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary on Lake Michigan located in Chicago A beautiful male Scarlet Tanager pauses for a moment as it searches from a convenient perch for prey. I began reading about Hepatic Tanagers in the Bent Life History Series and grew rather excited. Scarlet Tanager female perched on vine in spring in McClaughry Springs Woods, Palos Preserves Chicago Illinois 801479 Piranga A Scarlet Tanager #4. vireos, Scarlet Tanager, N. Parula, Yellow-throated and Cerulean Warblers, Eastern Wood-pewee). He just sat there posing for me. They were taken in Northern Illinois, USA . Piranga olivacea . bgbgbgbgbg's gear list: bgbgbgbgbg's gear list. The Scarlet Tanager's song is often described as sounding like a “robin with a cold.” It's a repetitive, sing-song warble, like an American Robin's, but more hurried and with a rough or “burry” quality. Nikon D750 Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR +7 more. Male Scarlet Tanagers seem almost too bright and exotic for northeastern woodlands. Scarlet Tanager. These birds are fairly common in oak forests in summer, but they often remain out of sight as they forage in the leafy upper branches.