Sunday, April 22, 2012

Western Tanager on the Bruce Peninsula

Amazing to see this Western Tanager yesterday at a friends' feeder here on the Bruce Peninsula. A western species, they rarely show up this far east. This bird was likely blown off course during migration, due to high winds a few days ago. The bird geek in me was excited just to see it, but I couldn't resist hanging out to get a few photos. I shot the photo with a Canon 1D mk IV, 500/4 IS lens and 1.4x tele-converter.


  1. Awesome photo Ethan! Any chance you'd be willing to submit an image to the Ontario Bird Record Committee?? It wouldn't need to be your usual extreme high quality or anything ;)

    Will maybe see you down at Pelee this spring??


  2. Will do for sure, Brandon!