Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Summer Tanager

Last spring and into the summer months we had a odd looking bird visit the oranges I had put out for the migrating Orioles. It took me a while to ID this bird, but thanks to an almost identical photo on the Cornell's website (allaboutbirds.org) - I discovered it was an immature male Summer Tanager.

He was quite splotchy and looked as if he was going through a bad molt, but it was still fun to watch an uncommon bird (to me) visit a feeder.

This year I think that perhaps the same guy has returned to the orange feeders, but this year he was mature. - The only completely red bird in North America!

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