I took a ride over to Portland Reservoir. It consists of a dam, stream, reservoir(obviously),and a nice little bog-pictured above. There were lots of Tree Swallows flying about(they show beautiful color in bright sunlight), but I was not able to get a close-up picture of them.
I did hear a few Pine Warblers high up in the trees (kind of a mechanical trill call similar to a chipping sparrow). It took plenty of effort just to get a good look at them in the binoculars, getting a picture was out of the question. What I did get is a case of warbler neck from looking up.
Here is a picture of a Palm Warbler taken in the low brush near the reservoir. It's a bit fuzzy but good enough to see the field marks. Note the rufous crown and breast streaks on this adult breeding warbler.
I also saw this butterfly. Anyone care to i.d. this for me?