[mou] Tanager attraction question

Michael Engh mikee at cadence.com
Wed Apr 25 14:30:31 EDT 2007

the summer tanager at westwood hills many years ago sat above a bee hive
and would repeatedly fly down to grab a bee
Mike Engh


From: mnbird-bounces at lists.mnbird.net
[mailto:mnbird-bounces at lists.mnbird.net] On Behalf Of Fagyal, Chris E
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:25 PM
To: Mnbird; Thomas Maiello
Subject: [mnbird] RE: [mou] Tanager attraction question

Best bet for Western Tanagers is probably various types of fruits.  They
feed mostly on fruits and insects.  Orange slices attached to a tree
might work.  Raisins or dried cherries might work (trail mix for
example).  Another idea would be something like blackberries or
raspberries or wild strawberries.  Think of any sort of wild fruit you'd
find in the western US.


The Tanager family, in general, are not seed eaters.  Tanagers seen
eating seeds are generally desperate and only eating them because that's
all that is available.


Chris Fagyal

   Senior Software Engineer

   BAE Systems - Armament Systems

   Fridley, MN



	----- Original Message ----- 

	From: Thomas Maiello <mailto:thomas at angelem.com>  

	To: Mnbird <mailto:mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>  ; mou-net at moumn.org

	Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:11 AM

	Subject: [mou] Tanager attraction question


	I am open to suggestions on how to present fruit to the tanager

	should it decide to revisit me.  What fruit, where and in what?
	have several feeder type and locations, many trees and shrubs
and the  
	area around my water is mostly open given the earliness of
spring -  
	but perches are present.  Any master tanager magnets out there?
	Thomas Maiello

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