Daily Archives: October 25, 2016

Summer Tanager 10-24-16

Summer Tanager, Adult Male 10-25-16

Summer Tanager, Adult Male 10-25-16

Summer Tanager, Adult Male 10-25-16

Summer Tanager, Adult Male 10-25-16

This incandescent adult male Summer Tanager showed up in my pyracantha hedge on 10-24-16. These birds were rare in San Diego County 10 years ago.  Today they are almost common along the coast in the fall and winter.

Along with this tanager I also found a Varied Thrush, a close relative to the American Robin.  Varied Thrushes commonly forage with Robins.  If I get a pic of the thrush I’ll post it here.