Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer Tanager

Here's a pretty great find for my area: Summer Tanager. He didn't stay but a few days, but I luckily got word of his arrival from a friend and found him pretty tolerant of the photographer. I've only seen this species in full breeding colors and only in Costa Rica, so this find was pretty special. I find him alot more flashy in his molt!


6 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous! Would love to see one of these.

Richard said...

WOW...great shots.

jalynn01 said...

You find the coolest birds. His molting colors are beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now that is special.When the unexpected show up it is so exciting.
Blessings,Ruth

Eve said...

they are all over my woods Hannibal...and I still can't get a picture this good!! What's your secret??!!!

Bird Girl said...

I'll say that is a cool find and you sure got some good, detailed images of this bird - bravo!