I was expecting the wren to take a moment for it to realize that it was okay to go, but it just took off. Above is a screen shot of the sequence leading up to the moment of the release (red tagged image was the selected image that ran in the paper). Just was able to get him on his quick departure out. Thank you, mk IV and your 10 fps.
Caption: Colton Hinojosa, 10, of Selah releases a house wren with the help of U.S. Fish and Wild Life volunteer, Chad Merkley, during a bird banding demonstration on the International Migratory Bird Day at Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The day also marked the 50th birthday of Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge. (MASON TRINCA/Yakima Herald-Republic)