[CT Birds] Possible Tanager Id Help Please

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 9 08:55:49 EDT 2012

I agree with Frank Gallo that your tanager looks like a molting male Western 
And for the record, did you see it on April 7 (not the 8th)?

Frank Mantlik

From: Donna Caporaso <donnacap at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sun, April 8, 2012 9:33:55 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Tanager Id Help Please

While hiking along the Farm Mill River in Stratford I came across a lot of 
little song birds.  There is one in this album that I posted on Facebook asking 
for help in IDing it.  Several people believe it's a Western Tanager despite the 
fact it was taken in CT.  A few say Scarlet Tanager.  The photos are toward the 
end of the album. This are the only photos available unfortunately.  I would be 
happy to email the original, uncropped versions if requested.  

Along with this mystery bird, during my walk up the river  I also saw a Ruby 
Crowned Kinglet, Palm Wablers, Eastern Phoebe, Juncos, Swallows (2) I believe 
flying like crazy under the bridge, Cardinals, many Robins and Sparrows, and an 
Osprey being harassed by a RTH above the parking lot of the sports store.  Its 
the first time I've heard an Osprey make any noise and it sounded like he was 

I have pond behind the factories (550?) there was a Am. Bittern (he was there 

Here is the link.  You should be able to view it without being a member of 


Thank you.

Donna Caporaso
Stratford, CT

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