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Discussion: A black-winged red bird?

in: Vector; Vector > 2019-05-11

May 12, 2019 1:21 AM # 
We joke about this all the time. Anna is quite fond of red-winged blackbirds, whose call she uses to locate water features while orienteering...
May 12, 2019 2:52 AM # 
Haha! That's easier to remember than Scarlet Tanager. Didn't know about the RWB bird call trick. I'll have to learn it's call now!
May 12, 2019 3:48 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Proof! You picked up the mess at #70, which I exited to the east and saw this fella when hanging this morning:

Photo does not capture the brilliance of the red!
May 12, 2019 6:12 PM # 
May 12, 2019 8:11 PM # 
I've seen it on the way to the car control.
May 14, 2019 12:45 AM # 
I saw several of them out there, such cool looking birds. I just googled them today and came to the same conclusion on what type it was!
May 14, 2019 7:49 PM # 
Pretty unmistakeable! Although I have to say I like the name Tori came up with for them better than their real name, lol.
May 15, 2019 4:27 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Via email yesterday:

While on the Peach Mountain course, multiple times I saw a bird species that was primarily a brilliant orange color (maybe some black on its wings?). Did you see it out there? Any idea what it is?

I'm not sure I've ever seen something catch that many people's attention before!
May 15, 2019 11:59 PM # 
Too bad for the Scarlet Taranger that we already have an owl for our mascot! I like the owl better, but if we didn't already have it all this rave about this bird probably could drive it to mascothood.
May 16, 2019 3:15 PM # 
On second thought maybe a Scarlet Taranger sighting decal is in order as a new addition/feature to the club jersey. Kind of like the wolverine decals on Michigan football helmets for awards of merit, lol.
May 16, 2019 8:05 PM # 
I love it!

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