Look at the bill. It's an obvious jay bill, not the shorter, hooked bill of a shrike. The posture is typical jay as well. You don't see shrikes leaning way back, almost vertical, like that. The photo is over-exposed so the colors don't come out right, but the structure is completely visible.
Tom Crabtree eBird Reviewer for Deschutes, Crook & Jefferson Counties
On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:21:20 -0700, Nancy and Mike Thomas <shipwreck5000...> wrote: > It seems more like a shrike than a jay. Hard to say. Tail stripe is > very vivid > > On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 3:53 PM Tony Hellberg wrote: > It looked like a scrub jay but there is no blue. > I’m just below mt tabor on the portland side. > Might just be a scrub jay but didn’t see the blue. > On Mar 23, 2021, at 3:50 PM, larspernorgren wrote: > > Not much to go on. Where? What habitat? At a glance l d say Sctubjay. > But if its out in open country or eastern Oregon Shrike would work. Cant > see distinguishing characters for Northern or Loggerhead. Were moving > into that window where Loggerheads occasionally appear on the westside. > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone > -------- Original message --------From: Tony Hellberg Date: 3/23/21 3:45 > PM (GMT-08:00) To: OBOL Subject: [obol] Bird ID > Hello all, > > Any help on this bird? Can’t find it on the normal NW bird sites. > > > > Links: > ------ >  mailto:<anthony.hellberg...> >  mailto:<larspernorgren...> >  mailto:<anthony.hellberg...> >  mailto:<obol...> ******* UNSUBSCRIBE: www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>