May 12th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Help, never seen this bird before
This bird was at my sunflower feeder this morning here in Iowa. What is it.
May 12th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Hi, that looks a little like a moulting Summer Tanager. Any more photos?
May 12th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I thought maybe that is what it was. But it had a lot more area that was red than all my bird books show. Never have seen one in this area in all my years of bird watching.
May 12th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Andy, thank you. You were right on. I looked up summer tanager on line, and found a pic that looked just like my bird from this morning. YOU ARE SO GOOD. I wonder if the strong winds of late blew him off course. We aren't in their migratory path.