Monday, June 01, 2009

Red-eyed Vireo in Oregon

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The song of the Red-eyed Vireo is a common summertime sound in about two-thirds of the USA and from coast to coast in Canada, but in Oregon it is normally heard only in riparian areas along major rivers and tributaries in the northern part of the state, especially where there are large cottonwood trees. In Yamhill County the only reliable location is on Grand Island along the Willamette River. Today I managed to spot this one singing from a bare branch about 60 ft. high, deep in a cottonwood grove.

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