Date: 9/2/18 2:26 pm From: 'Chris Dunford' <christopher.j.dunford...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...> Subject: [CVBirds] Male Summer Tanager at Lake Solano Park (Solano Co.)
A male Summer Tanager (all-over red with large tanager bill) was seen yesterday morning (Sept. 1) at Lake Solano Park on Pleasants Valley Road just on the Solano County side of the bridge across Lake Solano (Putah Creek) by Lois and Mike Wall. They reported the sighting to me with couple of photos, one of which seems decisive. They were walking in the fee picnic area to the east of the bridge (not the campground area to the west) along the south-shore path, just before the bathrooms where there is some caution tape blocking off the trail. The bird was first seen there around 9:30am in a small tree near the shore of the lake. It then flew south into a big oak tree where it was visible for a while. They saw the bird again around 10:00 along the path in a different tree but in the same area.