Monday, May 23, 2011

Western Tanager

Today I had a Western Tanager at my water source! I don't know if I have ever seen a more beautiful bird! It is rarely seen in this part of Texas and is evidently migrating.

The picture is from Wikipedia Commons. It was only here for about 5 minutes (but maybe I'll see it again today?) and I was too stunned by its beauty to get the camera. No photo can show this bird's incredible electric chartreuse color.

I also had a female Black-headed Grosbeak in my yard eating seed. That's a thrill too. I did get a video of her. Here is a frame freeze.

I feel that I am the luckiest person alive. I live between two locations that have the most colorful and precious birdies. I can't say it is free because I try to feed them all, but it is the least expensive entertainment I can think of and I enjoy it more than any entertainment I could buy at any price. What's better, I have my precious cousin Carol to share my passion with.

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