Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tanager Anyone?

You know it pays off sometimes to just to sit and watch the birds out your window and wait to see which ones fly into your yard next. I really love this about birding because it helps me to slow down and enjoy things a little more than I used to.

This is just what I was doing on Sunday afternoon when this female Summer Tanager stopped by for a little visit. I've seen a male two times before but never a female. Tanagers are residents of the southeast and central portions of the U.S.

She is not the bright red color that the male exhibits but rather a dull yellow. Tanagers are distinctive birds and beautiful. They have proven hard for me to photograph as they hang out in the upper levels of trees.

Good Birding and God Bless!


Shellmo said...

Wow - what a great bird to photograph. Our scarlet tanagers in Michigan are so elusive.

Craig said...

Very cool bird, I've never seen one before. Thanks for sharing.


Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Wonderful photos!! I'm with you, the window and time...two of my favorite things. Beautiful shots of the tanager!

possumvalleygirl said...

I always look forward to hearing and seeing the summer tanagers each year too. Most of my birdwatching is in my yard too. Although, after your reviews, I plan on taking a trip to Lake Monticello and Cane Creek soon.

Larry said...

Good job capturing the photo-you did well!


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