Bird #426 — Hermit Warbler

dendroica (from dendron, tree, and oikein, to dwell) occidentalis (western)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 — 3:47 pm

Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon — Eagle Creek — Wauna Viewpoint Trail

The Western Tanager wandered off out of sight and two other birds wandered in. They were Hermit Warblers, and they flitted around in a large evergreen right in front of us. One hopped about on the moss-covered branches for around for five minutes or so, and that one was a male. I’m not sure about the other one. I took a bunch of photos, and you can definitely see and identify the bird, although none of the shots came out very clear. I zoomed in for a better look at the bird, but it still isn’t a great shot.

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