piranga (a South American name for a bird) olivacea (olive colored)
Tuesday, October 7, 1980 — 3:20 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
At this time, I was attending Trinity College and working at Lutheran General Hospital as a librarian two days a week. This left me with free time after school on the other days.
I was walking down the path from the visitor center toward Crabtree Lake. I saw the Scarlet Tanager catching a bug in mid-air. It landed in the top of a tall oak in the meadow along the path and perched there until it was scared off by a group of people walking by.