Monday, June 28, 2010

A little yellow beauty


About a month ago we had a few birds in our backyard that we had never seen before.  They were so beautiful and, we thought, unusual for Utah.  My son took a picture of one in the pine tree next to our backyard.  I just thought I'd post it on my blog and wondered if anyone knows what it is.  I could research it but no time right now.  I also asked my author friend, Bob Tarte (he wrote the wonderful book entitled "Enslaved by Ducks") if he knows.  Now I'm waiting to hear back. 

5 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

I think it's something that small boy next door has caught and painted. It probably started life as a sparrow, but with a bit of yellow here, and a bit of red there...

Julie said...

Ha ha! It really looks unreal in the picture doesn't it but I do have other photos where it's hopping around the tree. The actual photo is taken a great distance away. I had to zoom in on the computer so I could see it better. Like I said-I asked the animal expert, Bob Tarte, what it is. His wife and he take care of wild birds at their home and release them. He's also had turkeys, geese, etc. If you love animals you should read "Enslaved by Ducks". He's the Woody Allen of the animal world. So hilarious.

lemonverbenalady said...

My guess is a Western Tanager. It is a very cute birdie!

Julie said...

Oh, thanks, Nancy! We'll see what my bird specialist, Bob Tarte, says and I'll post it.

Julie said...

You were right, Nancy!

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