Happy New Year to one and all, wherever you are! Lisa and I had a great Jan. 1, 2014, seeing a bird we had never seen before on the very first day of the year. This Western Tanager. from the western United States, is a rare vagrant to where we live.
After an agonizing hour-long wait, it popped into view and began chowing down on these Bradford Pear trees. Many thanks to the kind folks at Deer Run Golf Club near Ocean City, Maryland, who have been very accommodating to the large number of birders coming to see this cutie.
What will the rest of 2014 bring?