Jeanette’s Uncle Allen is in a care unit on the north end of Corvallis. We have been trying to coordinate a birding trip for him at the near-by Jackson-Frazier Wetland for several months. Today all the forces of weather and schedule came together and his son Larry and wife Ginny brought Allen to Jackson-Frazier where we met to walk the board walk. The weather was perfect and we heard and spotted several Marsh Wrens as shown in the lower photo. We also identified the unusual Sora, and Virginia Rail. Uncle Allen has been and inspiration and roll model for Jeanette and I for many years. He and his wife were RV’ers for many years, and he had a huge knowledge of birds. Early on in our birding hobby, we visited Uncle Allen and Aunt Fransie during the winter in Arizona. He introduced us to several birds we did not know and impressed us with his ability to identify birds just by their song.