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Old 07-31-2009, 05:28 PM   #11
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Can't be a painted bunting as that is way out of range for me. Possibly the tanager mentioned.
http://www.craig-neumann.com/Birds/I...%20Tanager.JPG
I found this one in google that looks sort of similar with a lighter or yellowish? coloring around the leg area.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:08 PM   #12
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It's definitely a tanager. It looks to me like a summer tanager - is this a recent picture, taken in Michigan?
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Yes it is. Just a few days ago..............
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I was hoping you'd say you'd seen it somewhere in the Summer Tanager's normal range, like southern Indiana. It has been recorded in MI, but rarely. But, it sure looks like a first year male to me. I don't know...
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Well it sounds like I lucked out seeing those here.
I was TRYING to get a photo of the flickers in the area when I spied a couple of birds overhead. I took a few shots even though I knew they wouldn't be all that good because of the back lighting. I hadn't even known they were red until I looked in the viewfinder.
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This is the only one I got of the flicker. One was ALMOST perfect but he started to take flight and was cut off.........
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #16
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Does anyone know what kind of bird THIS is?
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He was singing up a storm one night in my dogwood bush.
The first single chirp sounds just like a blackbirds chuck, then followed by two notes, one higher than the next.
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Does anyone know what kind of bird THIS is?
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He was singing up a storm one night in my dogwood bush.
The first single chirp sounds just like a blackbirds chuck, then followed by two notes, one higher than the next.
Immature thrasher?
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:02 AM   #18
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Can't be a painted bunting as that is way out of range for me.
Maybe he was just visiting friends. . . .
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #19
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Maggy - That was my best guess too. Thanks........
I had wondered if I was correct in my identification on him or not so I put him in to find out for sure.
I have seen a mature one each spring here for the past 3 years. Maybe he was calling for mama to feed him?
I had never heard this type of call before and I'm out A LOT.
I followed it to its source to see what it was and snuck back to the house for the camera and luckily got a photo of him.
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Maggy - That was my best guess too. Thanks........
I had wondered if I was correct in my identification on him or not so I put him in to find out for sure.
I have seen a mature one each spring here for the past 3 years. Maybe he was calling for mama to feed him?
I had never heard this type of call before and I'm out A LOT.
I followed it to its source to see what it was and snuck back to the house for the camera and luckily got a photo of him.
Go to this link and give it a listen.
Brown Thrasher, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

If you think it may be something else pull that up and listen to it. Many times around here I have to pull out my birdjam to listen to the birds so that I can make a for sure ID.

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