Date: 5/10/19 9:53 am
From: Karel V. Sedlacek <kvs1...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Summer Tanager: Tompkins County (May 9th)
Good morning.

Please remember that this is a private home, including an elderly mother-in-law that will be distressed by people traipsing around.
Wendy asks that all requests to access her property to see the bird go through Jay McGowan at the Lab.


From: <bounce-123603243-64835558...> <bounce-123603243-64835558...> On Behalf Of Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2019 11:12 AM
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Summer Tanager: Tompkins County (May 9th)

This came over the GroupMe CayugaRBA earlier this morning and via email in an eBird alert for Tompkins County. This bird was originally reported yesterday evening (May 9). Photos of Summer Tanager are in the checklist.

Chris T-H

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported May 09, 2019 18:00 by Wendy Fuller
- My Home, Tompkins, New York
- Map:,-76.6219649&ll=42.5137383,-76.6219649
- Checklist:
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Same Bird - Sorry I only have an Iphone camera! Really red all over, straightish light colored beak. Smaller then a robin and sleeker. Does NOT hop on the ground like our cardinals. I don't know a lot about birds but I do know it is not a cardinal. Is hanging out by porch roof, there are carpenter bee traps (hence bees) hanging from the porch. I also thought it looked pink ... we had Indigo buntings, Baltimore Orioles and cardinals, so I was like .."Did I just see a pink bird?" Sorry I'm not a birder and can't give you really good birder info. The Sedlaceks (Karel and Cynthia) helped me identify the bird.”

Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Field Applications Engineer
Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132>

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