Friday, June 17, 2011

Rare Summer Tanager at Market Lake

Here are some pictures I got last night and will add some that I took this morning later this evening.  Today I got within 15 feet of it as was sallying for bugs in the open field.  It is at the Market Lake Wildlife Management area near Roberts, Idaho.

It is probably a first year male that got lost, but it has been here at least for two days.

Always a great way to spend in the wilds of Idaho - chasing birds.


Monts said...

Hi Bill Great images and its a real bonus when something rare turns up unexpected.
Nice One.

Birding is Fun! said...

How cool!

Gaelyn said...

Brilliant! A lot more red of head than our Western Tanagers here at the canyon. Great sighting.

Janie said...

What a beauty! Great shots, Bill.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Bless it, hopefully, it will find it's direction before your colder weather returns. What a great gift for you though, wonderful shots~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful rare bird sighting! Great pictures. Glad you were on the spot and hope it finds its way soon (now that you have the pictures)

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