Revised 2011 bird total:
437 species

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Western Tanager added!

Western Tanager at feeder with Northern Cardinal

Today I made the 4 hour round trip drive for the Western Tanager near Roanoke as that would have been a lifer for me.  We arrived at the James Residence, the people that have the feeders that the male Western Tanager has been coming to.  After a 45 or so minute wait, the Western Tanager made it's first appearance. Over the following 20 minutes, the bird continued to give great looks.  What an awesome bird!  Also present in their yard was a Fox Sparrow, nice to see, although not a year or life bird.

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