Re: FOY Western Tanager

Kerry Fitzharris
 

I love the idea of the Western Tanager for our state bird. What about the Clark’s Nutcracker, though,—also a bird discovered in Idaho by Clark?



On May 3, 2020, at 11:12 AM, Jon Barnett <jrb4jc@...> wrote:

My FOY Black-headed Grosbeak hasn’t made an appearance yet – maybe today?  But I was DELIGHTED to wake up to my FOY Western Tanager sitting outside my bedroom window.
Did I ever mention that I believe we should change the State bird for Idaho to the Western Tanager? – for 2 reasons:
 
  1. Idaho would have it’s own unique State bird – ie., no longer share a State bird with another State, and more importantly…
  2. The Western Tanager is the only bird I know of that is historically noted as DISCOVERED in Idaho – by Lewis & Clark in their expedition.
 
If I am incorrect, please correct me.  But if this group got behind a drive to change the State bird, could we make it happen?  I don’t know if that is possible, but I’m throwing it out there…  😊
 
Enjoy this beautiful Spring day!  Jonathan, HSB
 
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From: Elizabeth Medes
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Just showed up on safflower platform feeder.  Now up in maple, chirping away.  The gang's all here.

Liz Medes
Emmett (the east side) 

 
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