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.
An adult Laughing Gull (with only one leg) was found at South Beach SP south of Newport. The bird seems to be moving further south every day.
Merlin at the Bridgeport Bar, Douglas Co.
The classic tee’d-up Northern Pygmy-Owl along Bolster Rd near Chesaw.
I finally was able to do this after thinking about the Harpy Eagle for years. The experience did not disappoint: It was a long day trip from the Canopy Camp where we got up at 4am, took the van for about 9omin, then went on a 3 hr boat ride and finally hiked about 45min to get to the nest. We got excellent looks including fabulous photo ops.
Harpy Eagle near Sinai
Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti
Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi
A brief trip report with species list is here.
Pictures are here.
Don Coggswell and I found an Emperor Goose this soggy morning on Sauvie Island at around 10:30am. This bird was with a Cackler off Reader Rd near the Reader store, roughly here: 45.710527, -122.775506. These pictures were phone-scoped with my iPhone 6.