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Old May 18, 2008, 5:12 PM   #1
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For the first time this summer I have a pair of Summer Tanagers in my yard. I had seen the female earlier, but got my first chance to photograph the male today.



This "look" was just before he made a dive bombing run at my head



I caught the female just as she was leving a small tree



I got lucky and got photos of a couple of really shy guys. Note the size comparison between the pine needle and this blue-gray gnatcatcher



And, I caught a shot of the normally very reclusive yellow-breasted chat



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Old May 19, 2008, 5:59 PM   #2
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nice Paul, very nice!!
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Thanks, Goldwinger. I had to do a "repair" when I realized I had inadvertently posted the same pic twice, leaving off what I thought was the best shot of the tanager.

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Ah yes, that makes more sense now. And funny too! I can just picture him coming after you.:lol::lol::lol::!:

I'm hoping I'll be able to get some nice shots like those soon…
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Old May 19, 2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Very nice Paul. wish we had such colorful birds around here.

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Old May 19, 2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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I have to admit I'm fortunate to have the variety I do. Our house sits in the middle of five acres of woods with a power line cut to the back (so we get some scrub brush birds). It's a good thing, though, that I'm an early riser. Between the chats, the cardinals, the tanagers, the crows, the hawks, and the assorted smaller birds, it can be pretty noisy around here early in the morning.
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so nice!!!
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Great shots Paul! Love the first 2. You've really come a long way from when you started chasing birds with a lens. Keep up the great work!.....cheers...Don
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that second pic is cool! i love pics of birds with 'tude.

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Those are really nice captures Paul.
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