Russ Morgan and I birded our way south from OO Ranch Rd. through the smoke to the Steens today. Half mile visibility turned to roughly a mile at HQ where we had a really nice diverse morning. Of particular note was a female type American Redstart, 2 Fox Sparrows, 2 Golden-crowned Sparrows, a Merlin, and a female Williamson's Sapsucker. Full list here: https://ebird.org/pnw/checklist/S73508724
Page Springs was full up but we decided to stop anyway to try our luck at the Plumbeous Vireo. After 5 minutes of looking we heard it singing in the alder patch between sites 26 and 27. It continued feeding in that area for about an hour. While photographing the Plumbeous Vireo, Russ and I both got on a female type Blackpoll Warbler. At one time, the two rarities were in the same tree only feet apart. Full list here: https://ebird.org/pnw/checklist/S73520534
Up on the Steens we ran into a flock of Juncos at Kiger Gorge overlook that had a potential Pink-sided. East Rim is loaded with thistle and we saw several hummingbirds but all brief flybys. We did not see Rosy-Finches but a women mentioned she had seen 100 there earlier in the day.