Yesterday I was in Eastern Washington and made a few stops on the Old Vantage Highway. Within a couple hundred yards of the highway I found this Sage Sparrow singing non-stop.
Off the dirt road at the Quilomene Wildlife Area entrance, there is a nesting pair of Mountain Bluebirds. I like this image because it seems like he's about to crash into the fence post.
There were a few Sage Thrashers around, but they were not as vocal, and a bit shy about getting their picture taken.
At the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center a pair of California Quail were milling around. This is the male, as he walks away from me.
I did a quick drive through the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and found a pair of Northern Rough-winged Swallows.
Red-winged Blackbirds are starting to call and defend their territory, this one was in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.