This morning I chased the NORTHERN BOBWHITE found by Jeff Hayes in Wilsonville yesterday. As it turns out, my cell phone app is no match for Jeff's mimicry. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a nice place to spend a half hour with camera in hand, listening to a tinny-recording of a rare bird.
The only notable observation that I have to share with you from this outing other than the large number of Mercedes Benz that drove by well in excess of the posted speed limit is the brief appearance of a small wet bird atop a blackberry bush located a few meters off the street.
It was a great field ID challenge for me. Without giving too much away; the bird was out of place, soaking wet, and perched in a unusual manner.
While most birders will ID the species immediately, my hope is that beginner to intermediate birders (like me), will struggle with the ID as much as I did.
Two images responsible for most my uncertainty are below: