Northern Cardinal, stranger in Oregon
This is not a good-quality photo, but since it was taken in Oregon it is significant. There may have been earlier reports of Northern Cardinal in this state, but as far as I know none have been verified by photos. I was invited to a private residence not far from where I live in Yamhill Co. to see this bird, and sure enough... it's a Cardinal! It seems quite likely that this bird did not arrive here without human assistance, since this species is not known to be migratory. The longest distance on record (in the Audubon Encyclopedia) that an individual has been known to move from its home territory, is less than 300 miles. The population in southeastern California is almost 1,000 miles from Oregon's Willamette Valley.