Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer Tanager

My 'everyday' bird here!

23 comments:

Roy said...

He's becoming a real star Evie.

Mary said...

How cool! I've never seen a tanager. They are on my "want to see" list.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Your "everyday" bird is so pretty he makes my eyes water!

Shellmo said...

Lucky you! He's gorgeous!!!

Carolynn said...

I've never heard of a tanager....I lead a very sheltered life apparently. She's a beauty!

HANNIBAL said...

Lucky you! I "think" I "might" have saw one flying thru my yard yesterday...It would be really cool if in fact is was, and that it stayed in the area!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Zowie - that guy is colorful!
I was just looking at your profile picture and wondering whether you've taken your motorcycle out for a ride in your new surroundings yet?

Jenny said...

Great to have this singing in your garden Eve!

A New England Life said...

Darned that everyday bird! Why can't I see it more often? Enjoy Eve!

Denise said...

How super, lovely bird photos you've been posting, and the one of the fern and the moth was fantastic. I have only seen a moon moth at a butterfly garden. Have a great weekend.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful.. looks like your settling in to your new home nicely.. thanks for sharing

Tina said...

You lucky girl!! I want an everyday bird that looks like that in my backyard...one that doesn't resemble a dove, or a blackbird!!

Roy said...

Oh! and another great header photo Evie.

The Birdlady said...

Wonderful! He's really gorgeous.

Leedra said...

Nice bird to have everyday. Just seen one of them in my life.

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Bird Girl said...

You must hurry up and get a bird bath - my sister says the summer tanagers LOVE them! How exciting to have a new gorgeous bird for your everyday bird - wowee!!

Eve said...

Thanks everyone! I'll try to get a picture of his mate soon. They have a great call too and the male sounds like a robin singing but with a different melody. I haven't seen a robin here at all come to think of it!!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Eve, thanks for your comments on my blog. It took me about 3 days to complete the new look. Whew- I'm glad that is almost done. Now I can get back to the fun stuff like going outside and taking photos and catching critters. :)

The Summer Tanager is a beaut! I can usually locate them first by their song- which sounds very similar to an American Robin. I am always thrilled to see one. Great photo, too, by the way!

manajordan said...

Eve,

Thanks for checking out my blog. It is nice to meet you too. I'm a Glenn Beck fan too and a 9 12er. You have a beautiful blog here.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

He's a prince isn't he? Gorgeous bird.

Steve B said...

Don't rub it in! Don't rub it in! (I cannot believe I missed this when you posted it.) I'm glad to see you have been finding good birds. I saw quite a few scarlet tanagers down in Tennessee. In fact, I saw two Scarlet Tanagers here in Gloucester on Saturday.

NatureStop said...

Hi Eve,
Your Summer Tanager is so beautiful!!

John Theberge said...

Love that splash of red in the green. I think we get tanagers around her but I've never seen one.