3 Empids in Wasco Co, OR on 05/16/10

I spent a whole day watching 3 empids in Wasco Co on 5/16, all in different habitat. One should somewhat be able to narrow down the candidates based on these habitats. I included a habitat picture for each one. Can you tell what they are? I know the answer as these birds were singing on territory …

Here is bird 1, the habitat is pine-oak savanna NE of Wamic.

Now to bird 2. This guy was in sage & juniper.

And finally bird 3 in the pines a few miles west and up from Tygh Valley.

This Yellow-breasted Chat near Sherar’s Bridge on the Deschutes River made me smile …


Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

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