I got lucky and had two days off with sunshine! I guess that makes up for last weekend. I visited Tualatin NWR with my friend Robin. When we got there it was a bit cloudy, but it quickly burned off.
The water was higher than I have ever seen it.
Yellow-rumped Warblers were prolific.
This one found a big bug!
Although I only got one good photo, we saw many Ruby-crowned Kinglets too.
When the sun came out, the birds started singing.
We were really excited to see this Red-breasted Sapsucker.
After much consultation with the field guide we determined these must be Eurasian Wigeons. Are we right?
And my friend, wanted to turn this into a Savannah Sparrow, but after looking at these photos, I think it really is a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Sorry, Robin). Anyone want to settle this for us?
Another view of the same bird:
I recorded 36 species. Such a lovely morning!