Date: 5/19/19 10:29 am From: Elena Holly Klaver <elena...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Western Tanager invasion, Boulder
I have several western tanagers in my yard in Niwot for the first time that I can remember. There are males and females, both, calling (not singing), and they prefer the suet. What a treat. Nothing says “neotropical migrant” better than a western tanager!
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Elena Holly Klaver
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> On May 19, 2019, at 9:38 AM, Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> wrote:
> Sorry hit the send key before I was finished.
>> On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9:30:04 AM UTC-6, Joyce Takamine wrote:
>> I live in East Boulder away from the foothills and usually do not
>> see Western Tanagers in my yard. But about 2 weeks ago I noticed
> 2 males and saw at least one for a few days. But in the last few days
> the tanager gang has grown. Sometimes I can count about 10 birds
> at the feeders and in the nearby trees and bushes. There are at least
> 2 females but mostly males. They are eating the suet blocks. Has
> anyone else had such an invasion. It is not unusual to see multiple
> tanagers are the feeder area. They do not seem to like to share the
> suet block while they are eating. There is at least one male that has
> a gorgeous bright red hood and he seems to be dominate.
> Joyce Takamine
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