Willamette Valley, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
May 24, 9:52 a.m.
Sunrise at 5:36 a.m.
A red-tailed hawk soars lazily over the open field, calling four times over about a minute, kee-eeee-arrr . . . kee-eeee-arr . . . In the relative silence of late morning, only a few songbirds can be heard in the distance.
Song sparrow, spotted towhee, black-headed grosbeak, orange-crowned warbler
Photo by John Van de Graaff
Photo by Norm Vexler