Western Tanager

I had been awaiting the arrival of these very colorful birds, who migrate through here in the Spring, on the way to their favored breeding locale in higher-elevation coniferous forests. Being fruit eaters, they’ve been attracted to our compost pile, which currently has a half of a watermelon sitting fully exposed on top. These photos were taken of the birds perching on an adjacent tree.

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About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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2 Responses to Western Tanager

  1. Britt Runyon says:

    Hope the Catalpa makes it……………..


  2. believesteve says:

    Not looking good …


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