“Sentinel”, by Kerry McFall, mixed media

At Baskett Slough, about 10 miles west of Salem, there’s not much going on this time of year… at least not in the middle of the day.  The geese were all evidently invited to lunch on the river, leaving the bare fields quiet and cold.  But we provided a bit of excitement for this yellow-rumped warbler last Sunday, giving him the opportunity to remind us to stay on the path, and to show off his stunning new yellow plumage.

As with most portraits, I didn’t quite the mouth right… or in this case, beak.