Growing on trunks of ornamental hardwoods in parking lot
Growing on branches of ornamental hardwood tree in meadow
flock of 8 CBCH and kinglets whipping along through the trees in the holler.
Large finch-like bird with large beak and odd coloration on head and back. In spite of its larger size it was easily run-off by the smaller finches, chickadees and sparrows that were at the feeder. I'm guessing that it is a pretty common bird (house finch?) with mutated plumage.
Here's that promised second shot:
Sleeping - or at least dozing - in an old wood duck box. The box was attached to a big Doug fir just a dozen yards or so away from the Tualatin River. Pretty sure it was a screech owl, but would appreciate confirmation from a more accomplished birder.
Regular pair that have been visiting our yard for several years. One has a wry wing that is very distinctive but doesn't seem to hamper its success.
From green, to red, to yellow
Think this may be an immature bird, but not sure. Almost certain it's a red tail, however.
Square stem, reddish in color and hairy. Probably some kind of a mint. Slight acrid odor from crushed leaves.
Butterfly or moth. Black or dark blue on back when wings folded, bright red or orange when in flight. Underside of lower wings bright orange or red with black borders and 2 distinct red spots on tips of each wing. Doesn't look much like a butterfly or moth at rest, but when in flight it does.