Wow, thanks for the replies. I'll go back to the original raw image in a couple days when I get some free time but I believe this was converted as per camera, with no tweaks. As for seasonality, this is California and it was a very dry year, if that is any matter. With an image editor handy...
Hi, saw this guy back in Oct 2006 in Yosemite. I passed it on until now because it was very poor quality. But now I'd like to confirm it's identity. To me, I think Swainson's. Habitat seems to be consistent. Hard for me to notice any distinguishing field marks.