Friday, April 22, 2011

Western Tanager - Oktibbeha County Lake, Starkville, MS - 4/22/11

Hi All,

An adult male Western Tanager was seen on the 22nd at Oktibbeha County Lake near Starkville, Mississippi.

The MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:

Good Near Georgia Birding!



  1. I saw an adult male Western Tanager in Oxford, MS this morning (May 2, 2011). It was eating mulberries, and singing constantly. The song matched a WT, as did the characteristic reddish-orange head grading into lemon-yellow, with dark wings.

  2. A different male Western Tanager was in the mulberry tree in Oxford, Mississippi where I saw one last week (reported above). This one was also singing.

  3. We saw a male Western Tanager, or a bird that looks exactly like a male WT, on the golf course in Tupelo this morning. We didn't think they were found this far east. Maybe a deviation from the normal migration?


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