I think this is the first time in my adult life I've come across a Dipper.
I had a hard time finding birds low enough to get decent shots of. Stellar's Jays and Oregon Juncos in the picnic areas were probably the most notable exceptions.
White-headed Woodpecker had somewhat of the inverse look going on, this was a new bird for me, and I think the only lifer I was able to photograph...
One of the reasons for that is that the trees were kind of big. My life Hermit Warbler was in the midstory level which normally would be in reasonable range. Like in a normal pine stand. The Hermit Warbler wasn't in a pine stand, it was in the Giant Sequoia grove. Giant Sequoias, you may be aware, are freaking huge, only the largest tree on the planet. The 300mm lens isn't really ideal for capturing that sense though.
From the great to the small, in closing a Belding's Ground Squirrel, of which I guess all I have to say is well, because it can.