Western Tanager in Mandarin

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be invited over to someone’s home to observe the Western Tanager(s) coming to the awesome feeder station. After waiting about 45 minutes, the female finally approached the feeder from the back and spent the next 5-10 minutes around the suet and perched just above the feeders in a small…

Seasonal rarities at Huguenot (and elsewhere!)

It’s hard to believe I haven’t written anything since October out here; I knew I’d be distracted through December finishing up school but honestly intended to get back into it with the new year. The good news is that school is done (forever) and I’m starting to get motivated to get some new material out…