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Here's the link to my Ebird checklist with photos of the Western Tanager.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54967190

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 9:40 PM Diane Bricmont <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> You can imagine my surprise when I saw a male Western Tanager in my
> dogwood today. The bird has been observed flying into my yard from the
> south, dropping down through the dogwood, sitting for 30 seconds or so and
> flying out of the yard to the south. I have a suet feeder, finch mix
> feeder, sunflower chip feeder and orange halves all hanging under the
> dogwood, but I never observed the bird eating. I assume he's finding
> insects and/or nectaring from the emerging buds in the neighborhood.
>
> If you're interested in observing the Tanager, I recommend parking on the
> street and using your car as a blind. I never located the bird when I was
> walking around the neighborhood, but he appeared 3 times over 2 hours while
> I used my car as a blind. I will watch for the bird in the morning, and
> post here as soon as I see him.
>
> Diane Bricmont
> Still pinching myself in STL CO.
>

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