Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hutton's Vireo

After a busy morning of errands, paperwork & phone calls yesterday morning, Buster gave us his "look" that says he wants to go for a walk.  We obliged him by going to Darrow Bar Access on the Willamette River Greenway, just a couple of miles from home. As happens so many times, I think we got a lot more out of the walk than him.  We always soak up the deep forest of this riparian area and it sort of allows us to do a "reset".  On this trip the forest canopy was alive with birds, Western Tanagers and Black-headed Grosbeaks were a couple of the most obvious.  In the lower thick vegetation were Bushtits, Wilson's Warblers, and most importantly a photographable Hutton's Vireo.  These tiny busy birds are easily confused with Ruby Kinglets, so it takes some time and patience to get a good look at them.  In fact this is the first time I've been able to get a good enough photo of a Hutton's Vireo to add to the Critters section of Cascade Ramblings.

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