In the last few days another (or possibly one of the bird from spring) Summer Tanager showed up in Winnipeg – in November! With temperatures already below freezing at night, and with the name of “Summer”, this bird seems even more out of place than most other lost tanagers… Today I got a look at this handsome creature! Here are a few shots, showing most of the features (with and without flash). Note also the small amount of yellowish feather of the breast sides in this individual.
Thanks a million Bob and Pat!
And now to reminisce of the spring, here is one of the Western Tanagers that showed up earlier this spring near Balmoral, just north of Winnipeg.
For this one, thanx to Jim and Johanna!
And last, and arguably, most handsome of all, our very own Scarlet Tanager on the breeding grounds in the southeastern part of the province…
What rich colour – what a rich year!