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MARINERMAGNUM

Tanagers on parade [7 pics]

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I was very excited to see the Tanagers in the same spot this morning! I know the male could have been de-saturated more,but I left some color in because it's hard to descibe how striking the males are.

As you will notice one of the females is golden-not green like the others are,and I have no clue why. Does anyone know?

All in all I captured 113 images with about 70 keepers,some better than these,some worse. All shot from the Pick-up truck in about 15 minutes [no B.S.] They have a tree that they like next to the road,and they won't leave it. There is a deer carcass directly below the tree,and a friend thinks they are gatering hair off it for nesting needs.

Hopefully they will stick around,but I also hope you guys and gals up north get to see them!

Most all are a very light crop-the females were very cooperative! Isn't it strange how with humans it's just the opposite? laugh

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Mama

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Golden Mama?

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Puff Daddy!

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VERY Nice! Your Reds are spot on! I've had them out back for a few weeks myself and when you see them next to Cardinals, well the Cardinals are pale in comparison.

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Awesome. Just plain awesome. I've never seen one of these gorgeous birds. Mariner, whereabouts do you reside?

Thanks everyone!

X,I live about 30 miles north of Waterloo Iowa.

These tanagers seem very sporadic in their wherabouts. Seems like they show up anywhere.

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