It is pretty mind-numbing going through my old photos from 2010 trying to enter data into eBird. I'm not doing this for the benefit of science either, just my own sick OCD of wanting data organized and complete. Today I turned up some interesting birds from a trip in August 2010 to Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge, about 3 hours east of Portland in Umatilla County. I blogged about this trip previously but left out quite a few photos (out of ID fear I assume).
The first bird is one I'm pretty sure is a Solitary Sandpiper:
Then there was this bird that looks almost like a Vesper Sparrow to me, but not really sure... Thoughts?
And lastly, a blurry little gem I am dying to call an Ovenbird: