My friend Casey found a Virginia’s Warbler at his suet feeder! What a bird for the area!
Looks like this is an first year bird. Not really any yellow on the breast other than the vent/rump. All gray back (separating it from Nashville), nice eyering.
After a year of waiting, the Costa’s Hummingbird at Eric Horvath’s house is now back, as a bright adult male!!!
This mega rarity was found a few days ago by Ryan Merrill. Today was finally the day that we gave chase.
I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time, as the bird was not seen today.
Birdwise, this puppy was the highlight of a Rainier WOS trip I lead on 7/30. We did have, however, 30+ species of wildflower.
Juvenile Gray-crowned Rosy-finch
On 7/1, while working Wasco Co, we found 2 Three-toed Woodpeckers and and interesting Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker within about 1/3mi of the beginning of FR4440.
I think I can see 3 toes …