One of the showiest birds regularly visiting Coppertop this spring is the Western Tanager. These sweet birds aren’t just colorfully handsome though; their song is a gorgeous treat. This guy was eyeing the suet longingly when I grabbed my camera.
Next, he sang a song of desire to the suet.
Finally he approached, first from below.
Then from above, but alas, his beak was a smidgen short.
Soon enough, he’d accomplished his goal, sending the suet spinning and keeping me entertained while he feasted.