Plus: Western Tanager, Calliope Hummingbird, Wilson's Warbler, empid sp.

Observers: Chris Howard and Rosie Beach
Email: choward@telis.org
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Date: 04/16/03
Time: 01:58:24 PM


We were delighted to see a male Western Tanager behind our house at lunch; it sure brightened up our day! The Heindel Graphs show it as an early record, but the ESBird archives show this sighting fits in nicely with other early records: 15 Apr 2002 (Parkers), 18 Apr 2001 (Kirks), and 16 Apr 2000 (Kirks). Then, a gorgeous male Calliope Hummingbird briefly visited our feeder only to be chased away by a male Rufous.