Red headed-Yellow bodied bird

by Nate M.
(Blacklick, OH.)

I was on the way home from work (5:00 ish) and the wife called to tell me she's seen a bird that has a lush vibrant red head (color of cardinal) with a yellow body (gold finch in color) that was hanging upside down to feed at our feeder. I live in Ohio and it's cold and windy. Today is March 5. I have exhausted my efforts and find it hard to believe it's a Summer Tanger. She thinks it to be a bit bigger than a Cardinal. Unfortunately I have no pictures as it was gone when she came back to the window. She states she has never seen this bird before. Any help would greatly be appreciated, thanks.

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May 07, 2015
Red headed bird
by: Anonymous

I was just sitting here with a cup of coffee when a bird came coasting down into the mulberry tree.stunningly beautiful
at first I thought it a woodpecker,then realized it a bird.i have been here 4months out of the northeast and next to the humming birds this was quite a sight.looked it up and it appeRs to be the western tanager

Thanks,Enjoy Your Day

Mar 06, 2015
red headed-yellow bodied bird
by: Brook

Do the Tananger and yellow finch hang upside down? What kind of feeder, was it a suet?

Mar 06, 2015
red headed yellow body
by: Art (bequik)

Sounds to me like either a Red headed yellow finch or a western tanager does it have black wings,At any rate nice surprise I woud be happy to have either one at my feeder ....Enjoy

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