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 …
Just back from a fabulous week-long trip to eastern Alberta. I found 172 species, with almost all of the prairie and eastern songbird species to be expected.
Connecticut Warbler along Primrose Lake Rd near Cold Lake
Pictures (only about 20):
A Lawrence’s Goldfinch was discovered at a feeder at a hilltop home near Chehelem Mountain. What a great bird for Washington Co! This must be the same bird that showed up in Sherwood 3 weeks ago …
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.