Memorial Day Weekend means go east for those of us who live in western Washington. The Old Vantage Highway, Wenas/Umptanum Roads all are at their best on this last weekend of May.
As soon as the male was headed back to the nest box with food, the female jumped out and sat on the wire, begging for food in the same manner as most juvenile birds do. I'd never seen this behavior from the females.
Here the male is again feeding the female. They were in the shade so I just made the image a silhouette.
Common and very vocal this time of year in the right habitat. On the Old Vantage Highway.
Although we were looking for the Sage Sparrow near where we had the Sage Thrasher, we found several Brewer's Sparrows instead.
This Barn Swallow has some white feathers on it's back.
Redheads are very shy and it's difficult to get a close image of them.