My trusty Nikon D7000 was getting a bit long of tooth. The truth be told, I dropped it a couple of times and the focusing mechanism was shaky. So I picked up a newer camera body, the D7100. Many technical improvements.
The last time I saw a western tanager in Jacumba was May 31, 2014 at the tail end of the Spring migtration. This morning as I was looking for the continuing indigo bunting I spied three tanagers. My first of the Fall migration. Just a bit early for this species.