Willamette Valley, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
May 23, 8:50 a.m.
Sunrise at 5:37 a.m.
A western scrub-jay perches atop a bush in the open on the hillside, calling zhreek . . . zhreek . . . and then in flight (17 wing flaps/sec), gives the typical shreck-shreck-shreck-shreck-schreck. Oh so brief, but oh so typical.
Lazuli bunting, American goldfinch
Photo by John Van de Graaff