Nature Photography

Western Tanagers Are Really Flowers NOT Birds

See, here’s how it goes. Yellow:

P1100963Crab Spider Up to No Good

Red…

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Mushroom Shrooming

See how this works? Let’s practice some more. Yellow …

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Tiger Lily

Red…

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Beetle on Milkweed

Red and yellow together …

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Paintbrush and Tiger Lily

It works well, right? When you blend them you get orange…

P1630278 Western Trumpet Honeysuckle in Bloom

Orange is good. See how this works? Flower…

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Bird…

P1100704Ruffed Grouse, Blending in

Flower …

P1630270 Mushroom …

yellowshroomHunh?…

P1630348Some People are Too Fast

Here he is in a calmer moment, sort of staying still (but the kayak wasn’t)…

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Blending in 

7 replies »

  1. The Western tanager is gorgeous, whether you call it bird or flower. I think the orange flower you ask about must be a species of honeysuckle. The tubular flower shape and joined-up opposite leaves certainly seem to indicate that. Hope this helps!

    Gloria

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    • Thanks, Gloria. I suspected as much, but really didn’t know. But, it has been identified now, thanks to Stanze, a reader wiser than I: western trumpet honeysuckle Harold

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