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 Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I 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: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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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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