Monday, May 9, 2011


Spotted an unusual visitor at the back of our Fred Meyer in Springfield this morning. Of course I had to go to the net to get this shot of a western tanager. I didn't have my camera with me; he'd have been gone anyway. They start migrating in during early May. I've never seen one at the feeders, I think he might have been heading for the hills; literally. The book says they like mixed conifer forest areas and they should find that just north of here in the Coburg hills. Good luck, kid. Hang around for awhile.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful bird! I'm seeing some birds this year in Virginia that I've not seen here before. They are 'native' to this region but I don't know if they're new to my particular area, or I'm just paying attention!

I hope you're doing well, and your week is off to a good start!

JACKIE said...

It might be the weather, if it's off this year. We got some strangers at the feeders during a severe cold snap winter before last. Heck on the ground feeders when it snows.

there he was perched on a grocery cart. It was "yellow body, black markings red head, repeat"

dream_sea said...

nice bird, really =)