How about a life bird for your viewing pleasure during breakfast? And not just a life bird, but a very unusual vagrant for Maine.
Sharon went out to the back deck this morning to enjoy her coffee and the bird activity. A few minutes later, she called for me to asking what kind of bird was in the apple tree. From inside our home and looking through the picture window, I looked through the binoculars and exclaimed, “I believe that’s a Summer Tanager!”
Out came the Sibley’s and it confirmed my suspicions, a first spring male Summer Tanager. But wait, it’s coming closer and it looks like it wants to go to the feeders just outside our picture window. I went and got the camera and waited. The wait was short. Photographing through a double pane window and into the sun did not give the best quality pictures but at least we have a photo record of a bird that we never dreamed of seeing here in Maine.
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Male first spring Summer Tanager