Summer Tanager, Melba Bishop Park, Oceanside


Tina Mitchell
 

Very surprised to find a female Summer Tanager at Melba Bishop Park (North River Rd & College) ~12:30 today (Thurs.). She was very cooperative, flying out and back from a bare tree just beyond the pickleball courts.  No camera with us; but the obviously long, flattish, light beak immediately ruled out a lot of other species. Yellow overall with slightly darker wings; yellowish undertail coverts; faint dark line from lores through eye on otherwise very plain face; faint, light eye ring.  No wing bars, no streaks/stripes on chest.  

 

Tina Mitchell

Oceanside, CA