Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) is a small North American songbird. It is 4-3/4 to 5 inches (12–13 cm) in length, dull olive-gray above and whitish below. It has a faint white eye ring and faint wing bars.
This is a Great Blue Heron with sunlight shining from the back of the bird, lighting up the bird's bill. Taken at Ridgefield NWR in Feb. 2009. It was a cold morning--note the ice crystals on its back feathers.
One of the smallest birds around not counting hummingbirds. This is a male Bushtit. The female of the species has a yellow eye and is even more striking. These birds rarely stand still. This was taken at Salish Ponds in Fairview, July 2010.
A male Common Yellowthroat, in the Warbler family, is a common occurrence at the Ridgefield NWR in Spring and Summer. They are very small and like to hide in brush. I was fortunate to catch this one on a cattail in April 2011.