We stopped by the Wild Bird Store the other day to pick up some seed for a new feeder we put in the backyard. The clerk at the store pointed across the street and said:
Look, there's a tree full of Tanagers. It's rare -- they must be migrating through.
We were excited enough about the beautiful birds to run home for our camera. Here are a couple pictures:
Aren't they fabulous? We thought so.
Our feeder seems to be the hit of the neighborhood, by the way. We're seeing Grosbeaks, House Finches, Quail and lots we don't know. We even saw one of the Tanagers stop by.