This morning my father and I drove out to Lake Apopka to see what we could find. We drove down Lust Rd to the gate, and there I found my first Western Tanager! It flew in for about 5 minutes and gave us a couple good looks. Then it flew off to the north. It did not appear to go far. It's thrilling to get my first lifer on January 1st. Hopefully it's a sign of good things to come. Photography was tough this morning. The above photo was the best, but I'm including a couple photos below for ID shots, since they show the wing bars better: yellow on top, white on the bottom. My first lifer of 2014!