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Western Tanagers In The Garden. 05-29-2024.

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. Western Tanagers are back in our garden and neck of the woods this week. I observed their antics, fights, and general behavior for a few days. They are fun, playful, and not always nice to one another. Nature in all ways, always makes my day. I didn’t include pictures of the many bickerings, you know what that looks like. The photos are in no particular order, I hope you enjoy them.

Western Tanagers, San Cristobal, NM
Western Tanager, San Cristobal, NM.
San Cristobal, NM
Wind in the feathers.
Female Western Tanager
Female Western Tanager.
Birds of summer, northern New Mexico
A breeding male.

Some of my favorites from 600 images I paired down to a couple of dozen.

Adult male, as far as I can tell.
Birds of summer, San Cristobal, NM
Birds of summer, San Cristobal, NM.
Out going
Taking turns
Taking turns…
Waiting in line…
Waiting in line
Waiting in line…
Standing back
Standing back…
western tanager SC 6673
Breeding male.
Hiding out...
Hiding out…
western tanager SC 6661

Sometimes the lineup in the trees looked like the planes stacked up over the San Gabriel Valley waiting their turn to land at LAX or Burbank.

Hanging out...
Hanging out…

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As always, thank you for looking, comments, and compliments. Have a great week. G

12 thoughts on “Western Tanagers In The Garden. 05-29-2024.”

    • They love suet. We were tanager free while all around neighbors were talking about them. So I put out the berry blend suet and they’ve eaten the lot. Give it a go. Thanks for the compliments. I hope you’re well. G

  1. Both the colorful Western Tanagers and Orioles are a couple of my favorite birds. You have captured the Tanagers so well.

    • I got some shots of an Oriole and many others. I decided to stick to tanagers for this post. Thanks so much, Mara. G

  2. Hi! Aren’t these the coolest birds! You managed to capture them so well ~
    Hope they make it up here to the forest.

  3. Must be great seeing them in the garden thanks for sharing.
    Loved the previous meadow shot that you got published great stuff after a closer look read your dad’s quote. They live on in our hearts I treasure the memories. Alison.


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