Saturday, November 14, 2020

WESTERN TANAGER reported In Greenwood Cemetery

The cemetery stays hot for this year.. reported in the Crescent water area by the Niblo crypt. ( Rob Jett tweet)

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1)
- Reported Nov 14, 2020 07:55 by Enrico Leonardi
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9904281&ll=40.6523083,-73.9904281
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Bright yellow bird with black wings larger than finches landed on spruce next to Crescent water in good light. About 20-25 meters from me. Excellent view for about 10-15 seconds allowed to discern white bar on black wings and clear smudge of dark red/orange around black, stubby bill. It then took off to the NE of the lake and I could not find it anymore. Hardly believing my eyes, I went through all possible alternatives - Scarlet and Summer Tanagers, both lacking white wing bar and red/orange smudge; Baltimore Oriole, wrong bill, size and color; Orchard Oriole, wrong bill, much duller yellow and lack of red/orange smudge - and confirmed ID. Fantastic!"