Just saw a photo posted on the Birding Oregon Facebook page of a Phainopepla. It says the bird was seen in Veneta today. I suspect what was seen is really a Steller’s Jay. I’ve asked if the photo posted was really the bird in Veneta. If it’s real, it would certainly be worth checking but don’t get your hopes up. I’ve had no response to my query.
Dan Gleason Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited of Eugene Ornithology Instructor, retired, University of Oregon <dan-gleason...> (Please forgive typos-I beat leukemia but the chemo greatly degraded my eyesight.)