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    Summer Tanager

    Today in the yard I have the Summer Tanager. I see them every year, but never the male, just females. I have a couple in the privet outside my bed room window. One reason I just see females may be I have so many Cardinals, males are not attracting my attention when one shows. The males are red all over.

    Here is a photo (not mine but I have some somewhere).
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    This is a large bird with a big beak. They eat bees and wasps and most insects. They Winter into Central and South America. Most times I see them toward Fall, don't know if they are moving through, but I have seen them in mid Summer some years.

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    Nice bird

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    I hate days when I get up early. By Noon I am worn out.
    I got some spider bites that have me swelled up, probably from the mater bushes this morning.
    On the plus side in the yard is a Summer Tanager up from Panama.
    I most times see a yellow female and not the red male.

    These guys are insect eaters, including catching wasps on the fly. They love a juicy wasp nest.
    Maybe this one will eat the spiders that bit me? I hope so.

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    A few days back posted a Summer Tanager. Out here today is the female. Will I soon see kids?

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