This Spring there have been a number of strikingly colorful visitors to the suet feeders hanging outside the kitchen window.
The regulars include over a dozen Western Tanagers,
several pairs of Black-headed Grosbeaks
and one first-year Bullock’s Oriole.
When the Tanagers are grouped around the feeders they remind me of a flock of exotic parrots from some tropical forest.
All photos were taken through a closed double-pane window.