An internet friend of mine who lives in Minnesota has this bird in her backyard but she doesn't know what it is. Can anyone help her out and identify the bird, please? It's one I've never seen before and couldn't find it in the bird book.
Here's what she first wrote about the bird: Here is a picture of a bird that was and is in my yard. It is about the size of a sparrow. Anyone know what it is? I think it might be hurt. It does fly a bit, but is hanging around the house on the ground.
Later she wrote: I think it is a Western Tanager. When I am outside he is hanging around me. I have gotten very close to him.