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.

10 comments:

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)

Anonymous said...

It is perfect time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy.
I've learn this submit and if I may I want to recommend you some interesting issues or suggestions. Perhaps you could write subsequent articles referring to this article. I want to read even more issues approximately it!

Look at my weblog; gonorrhea

Anonymous said...

I am really impressed with your writing skills as
well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid
theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

my web blog ... acordes

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a
amusement account it. Look advanced to more added
agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?


Feel free to visit my web page metafisico

Anonymous said...

Remarkable! Its truly awesome paragraph, I have got much
clear idea on the topic of from this paragraph.



Here is my homepage - resolved