Summer Tanagers

have returned to Tennessee. You may have them in your area and not realize it for confusing them with cardinals. The tanager likes to frequent the tops of tall trees. Listen for his call. Then, try to locate him.  The female blends with the leaves. They like to eat bees and wasps.

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On the front porch an Eastern Phoebe is nesting.

img_0024The bluebirds could fledge any day now.

img_6157It is finally warm enough to open the many petaled Clematis ‘Blue Light’ that has been budded for some time.


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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14 Responses to Summer Tanagers

  1. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Cathy.

  2. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I should have put up a range map, Cameron.

  3. mothernaturesgarden says:

    He sings all day long, Gail. If he is in the area, you will hear him before you see him. He repeats his call about every ten seconds.

  4. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Abe.

  5. Gail says:

    Donna, Gorgeous birds! Thanks for educating me about them! I will look at the tops of trees to see what might be up there! Hope you’re doing well? gail

  6. Really nice photographs. Very nice.

  7. Beautiful birds! I don’t think the Summer Tanagers visit here, but now I’ve got to research this to find out for sure.


  8. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I should have adjusted the color. It is actually more blue than the photo.

  9. Racquel says:

    I will have to start looking up for these little red birds. Love that Clematis ‘Blue Light’s’ ruffled neck. Very pretty shade of lavender blue. 🙂

  10. Cathy says:

    Amazing photos! love the clematis.

  11. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Everyday as with the flowers, I have a new favorite.

  12. Wonderful photos and video, Donna. I love them all…bluebirds especially!

  13. mothernaturesgarden says:

    They have been around all along, Tina, and I just discovered them last year.

  14. tina says:

    They sure are bright!

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