Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hepatic Tanager, a nice surprise in 'Lamar Woods', Lamar,CO

This shy Hepatic Tanager was a nice surprise this morning in the 'Lamar Woods' migration hotspot in Lamar, CO. The winds, while not quite as horrendous as yesterday, were still very strong and this tanager stayed mostly in thickets. 
Seen in these photos are the blackish stout bill, bright orangie-yellow throat and forehead, and grayish auriculars grayish flanks that are field marks for this species that is rare in eastern Colorado. SeEtta