Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Male  Photographed at Belleplain State Forest, NJ on May 12, 2016.  The species called Summer Tanager in English is now considered by ornithologists to be a relative of cardinals and grosbeaks, not a true tanager. Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Female  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 7, 2016.  The species called Summer Tanager in English is now considered by ornithologists to be a relative of cardinals and grosbeaks, not a true tanager.   Map Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Male  Photographed at Bergen Swamp in Genesee County in western New York State on June 2, 2017.  Bergen Swamp is a preserve owned by the  Bergen Swamp Preservation Society .  The species called Scarlet Tanager in English is now considered by ornithologists to be a relative of cardinals and grosbeaks, not a true tanager.
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Male  Photographed at the Firehouse Woods in Greece NY near Rochester on May 21, 2018.   The species called Scarlet Tanager in English is now considered by ornithologists to be a relative of cardinals and grosbeaks, not a true tanager. Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Female  This film photo was made at Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada on May 20, 2002, which was an unseasonably cold day that caused many birds to be close to the ground and more approachable than usual.   The species called Scarlet Tanager in English is now considered by ornithologists to be a relative of cardinals and grosbeaks, not a true tanager. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 15, 2013.
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 16, 2013. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Female  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on April 24, 2016. Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Feb 3, 2014.  I'm unsure of the sex and age of this bird.  It seems to have too much red for a female, but not enough for an adult male; perhaps an immature male.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Male  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield, NY near Rochester on May 21, 2016.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Male Dorsal  Photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on May 20, 2013. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Male Carrying Food  He was carrying food, possibly to feed young, along the Lehigh Trail near Rochester, NY June 17, 2009.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Female  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp i Penfield  near Rochester, NY on May 10, 2008.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 3, 2012. Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) First Winter  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) Male  Photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on May 23, 2017.   Map Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 16, 2013.  This is a high dynamic range photo made by combining 3 different exposures. Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) Female  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 11, 2016.
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) Female  Photographed at Cayo Guillermo, Cuba on Nov. 17, 2018. Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) Female  Carrying Food  She  was carrying food for young while simultaneously doing a distraction display at the Gosnell Big Woods Preserve of the  Genesee Land Trust  in Webster, NY on July 10, 2014.