Sunday, January 10, 2021

Summer Tanager, in winter!

I photographed this Summer Tanager yesterday morning, a most unexpected treat in a Central Ohio winter. It was about 28 degrees when I made the image. The brilliant male was a stunning jolt of color on a winter day, rivaled only by male Northern Cardinals.

Thanks to Bill, who alerted me to the bird, which is frequenting his feeders. I'll have more about this rarity (in the winter season) later. It's in the queue for one of my Columbus Dispatch columns.


Anonymous said...

Ah, something to look forward to - a column on Summer Tanagers! I only ever saw one once, in Nebraska in summer '19 and it was amazing, more orange than this as I recall. We also saw Mountain Bluebirds, and other mountain and prairie species, on that trip, it was very exciting.


Woody Meristem said...

Wow -- looking forward to more on that.

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