Ovenbird & Hospitality warm the heart in Northeast Portland–1/19/2013

Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of an angelic family at an adorable house in Northeast Portland (4015 NE Davis St.), a dozen or so dedicated birders gathered in the NE Davis backyard sanctuary complete with the statue of the bird loving St. Francis of Assisi and awaited the almost legendary Ovenbird on Saturday 1/19/2013.

It took over an hour of patience but eventually just as roosting time drew near around 4pm the hungry Ovenbird joined Dark-eyed Juncos, a Townsend Warbler, Varied Thrush, Song Sparrows and some hummers at a joyful banquet in the backyard.

In awed silence, we photographed and filmed (from comfortable chairs so kindly provided by the homeowners) the spunky Ovenbird who seemed both perplexed and pleased by the attention.

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Yes, this sweet bird was a Lifer.

Here’s my video clip of this cutie:

Thank you Hannam Family!

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