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#7153302 - 04/27/18 06:45 AM What kind of bird is this?
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Have not seen one like this before.

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#7153306 - 04/27/18 06:51 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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Curious myself. I don't recall ever seeing one.

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#7153310 - 04/27/18 06:59 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.
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#7153313 - 04/27/18 07:09 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.


Native or just passing through?
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#7153319 - 04/27/18 07:20 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.


Native or just passing through?

They migrate in the spring.
Scroll down to read about them:
http://www.texashighways.com/wild/item/540-wings-of-spring
Picture in this one shows an adult male:
https://txtbba.tamu.edu/species-accounts/summer-tanager/
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#7153321 - 04/27/18 07:24 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.


Young male.
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#7153336 - 04/27/18 07:40 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.


Young male.


He will be all red next year.
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#7153405 - 04/27/18 09:26 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Looks like a Summer Tanager in its first spring.


Just what i was thinking grin bs Nice pic up
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#7153413 - 04/27/18 09:35 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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#7153421 - 04/27/18 09:48 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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Great photo Don, I've never seen one!
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#7153463 - 04/27/18 10:31 AM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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Thanks. I have seen Summer Tanagers here before but I guess they were all older as they were completely red. It pays to have a good camera. I now enjoy taking pictures as much as I do shooting something.

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#7153617 - 04/27/18 01:53 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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#7153635 - 04/27/18 02:17 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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#7153679 - 04/27/18 03:33 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
Thanks. I have seen Summer Tanagers here before but I guess they were all older as they were completely red. It pays to have a good camera. I now enjoy taking pictures as much as I do shooting something.


I'm the same way Don. I still hunt with my rifle but I trully love to shoot things with my camera. You've posted some great shots this year. Keep em coming!


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#7153719 - 04/27/18 04:55 PM Re: What kind of bird is this? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Great photo Don, I've never seen one!
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