Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WBW -23 MR T-

i'm supposed to be packing my stuff for travel tomorrow--BUT Hey- Im gonna take a break and read some WBW Blogs and make one of my own...I thought I could resist and not participate this week cause Im slammed for time... but I CAN'T its addictive or seductive or something--
SO summer is here and I mentioned last week that I would try for shots of the Summer Tanager! 'Till I get that killer shot these will have to do--today its MR T--the Summer Tanager  a medium sized brightly colored orange/red bird with a yellow beak... some darker feathers to the wings..(the Scarlet Tanager has BLACK wings & tail and is slightly smaller) The Summer Tanager likes to take advantage of the suet feeder--here HE is with...

a few rain drops on his back...

chomping down on some suet....

just a wee bit soggy...


A little sun in his eyes...


                                                ... a very handsome songbird-

I should remove the suet 'cause they like to eat bees!  (carpenter bees & wasps are driving us nuts-second only to squirrels as pests)
Hope you get to see a summer tanager and add him/her to your life list--

Here is a photo of HER from last yr..and yes she is eating a wasp.


                                    
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PEACE
Tanager Trivia:Piranga rubaf: migrates to Mejicho, Central & South America they were once in the class Thraupidae (tanagers) but have been moved to the cardinal classification! (Cardinalidae)

36 comments:

  1. Fantasy bird - if you ask me. Wonderful pictures, oh, how I envy you, having possibility to find a little red bird in your feeders!

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  2. What an amazing colour Sondra.
    Couldn't mistake him. I love that first shot with the water droplets.

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  3. Stunning! The red one is almost to beautiful. A great set of images. Well done!

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  4. Beautiful Sallie!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. You would have a job to miss this colourful fellow.

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  6. Beautiful bird and photos. Great shot with the rain drops on his back.

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  7. Hi Sondra...A real beautiful flashy fellow !!
    The first photo is just lovely with the rain drops!! I thought there was only the Scarlet Tanger.. nice to know!!

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  8. What stunning beauty! She has the coloring of a cardinal.

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  9. Beautyful pictures! So lovely and coulorful birds :)

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  10. Gorgeous shots of the Summer Tanager.

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  11. Very stunning and love colorful birds. Great shots too!

    WBW

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  12. Glad you took the time for WBW. Have a good trip!

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  13. Nice bird to have at your feeder! Great shots!

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  14. Sondra, Your photos are not only great but educational.
    I have Summer Tanagers here but I have never seen them visit my suet feeders.
    Have a great trip!

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  15. He's gorgeous, Sondra! I would love to have him visit me.

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  16. Lovely close-up shots Sondra. Beautiful birds.

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  17. Beautiful photos of the Summer Tanager!

    We had a wayward Summer Tanager visit our feeders during the summer of 2009. A very uncommon bird here in Maine.

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  18. Fantastic photos Sondra!!! Really beautiful and what a stunning colour the male is. If only I could put one on my year list :)

    Lovely to see your beautiful girls on the previous post and a great photo of the cheeky Squirrel!

    Happy and safe travelling :)

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  19. You have sun, warm and beautiful birds. I've been, because of your WBW, more aware of birds this spring and see very few and none that are brightly colored. Your summer tanager is marvelous, simply marvelous!

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  20. Outstanding photos and blog. Great to see them for my first time. Thanks.

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  21. That first shot is a jaw dropper Sondra. What a perspective, it's like you could hop on the tanagers back and fly away. Enjoy your WBW trip around the world this evening!

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  22. Glad you made time for WBW Sondra! Such a pretty bird, well-captured!

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  23. what a lovely bird -- such a beautiful color!

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  24. Wow what an amazing color on the bird! Great shots, thank you for showing.

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  25. glad you took the time, your photos are stunning

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  26. I only ever saw 1 here in Pa.He was drinking from a puddle years ago when we had a very dry summer.Thanks for taking time to share,what a beautiful bird close-up!phyllis

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  27. Hi - my kids were given a colouring (coloring?) book about birds by a good friend of mine from the states - it had the Summer Tanager in it - this is the first photograph I have seen of one.

    It looks a bit different from the colours my kids used!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  28. Gorgeous shots of the Summer Tanager Sondra! I'm glad you took the time to share them. The first shot with the rain drops on the back is fabulous! This would be a lifer for me. Guess I should head south until I see one!

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  29. Oh, I would LOVE to see one of these... marvelous images, especially the first (love the raindrops on feathers) and the last (oh good... she's eating a wasp!) with the lovely catch-light in her eye. :-) (thanks for visiting my Song Sparrow... I'm impressed by the very thought of you visiting EVERY WBW post)

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  30. Awesome images! Love the tiny droplets on the top shot.

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  31. Those photos are gorgeous!
    Amazing birds!

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  32. Gotta love birds that eat wasps! It takes all kinds...

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  33. Awesome photos, Sondra! Wonderful close-ups! Love the reds!

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  34. Those pictures are just absolutely stunning. That one of him "chomping down" -- I just want that one on my wall.

    Sondra, I keep meaning to ask you what are the three states you haven't set foot in?

    We are missing Alaska Hawaii and Michigan from our goal of sleeping in every state (in an RV)...

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  35. HI Sallie....
    ITS Hawaii of course and then Oregon and Washington!! Im waiting to win that trip to Hawaii---lol

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  36. Sondra, awesome pic of so many beautiful birds. I came across your blog by accident-lucky me!! Love your post re: Happily after Marriage. Finding happiness is a challenge you seem to have overcome! You have inspired me!
    Thanks:)

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