Date: 2/3/17 11:21 am From: C M Prince <GoldwingerTX...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Western Tanager in Sugar Land 77479
I have had the Western Tanager male at my feeder every day this week. He is here morning, noon and around 4:30 PM everyday.
I have many pictures of him.
C M Prince Pearland, TX
On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Jamie <j.c.fairchild...> wrote:
> I looked out my back window at my bird bath and saw this amaz= ing bright > yellow bird with black wings and orange above and below his bill= looking > straight at me. I never saw anything like him. I didn'= t know what he > was. I took a good lo0k and ran to get a camera.  = ;Of course, when I > returned with camera in hand, he was gone. He was = larger than the > finches,warblers, titmice, and chickadees that I am accust= omed to seeing > inmy yard on a daily basis. At first, all I could com= e up with as I > tickedthrough what I know in my head was an oriole, but I'v= e never seen > an > oriole with that orange face - and his bill was not so long= and sharp. I > entered the observation in Merlin to help me with id, b= ut it didn't give > meanything that looked like my bird. So, I pulled = my Sibley off the > shelf,and found the Western Tanager, male in non-breedin= g plumage - he > looks exactly like my bird. I tried to enter in= eBird, but it won't let > me > submit a "rare" bird. I'm not really sure= where to go from here. I went > and scrubbed out my birdbath, and fill= ed it with fresh water, hoping to > entice. LOL! > Jamie > > > Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at > http://www.freelists.org/list/texbirds > > Reposting of traffic from TEXBIRDS is prohibited without seeking permission > from the List Owner > > >