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Western Tanager

I was going to regale you with pictures of orioles that I saw in Arizona, but then yesterday I saw a Western Tanager in Utah!!!  Specifically, I saw him at the Red Butte Gardens. I saw my first Western Tanager almost two years ago in Golden Gate Park.  But I only saw the female who […]

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Hepatic Tanager

“Hepatic” is the Greek word for liver, which is a very red organ.  Hepatic Tanagers are named for their brilliant red color. We haven’t had a tanager on this blog for years.  And in that case I only got pictures of the female so this is my first post of a bright looking tanager. We […]

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Farmington Bay Eagles

Last week we headed out to Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management again.  Salt Lake City and surrounding towns experience an inversion where the car exhaust and other pollutants stay stuck in the valley.  Fortunately last week there was less of an inversion so you could see the mountains and the sky. The temperature was about 20 […]

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Golden Gate Park is wonderful in the fall. New birds have moved in, some of the days are clear, the tourists are fewer in number. Yesterday was a great day for birding; I saw my first western tanager. This is my favorite picture. I love how her eyes are focused on the berry. This is […]

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