I birded a large open meadow 3 miles west of Black Butte Ranch yesterday afternoon where I hit the jackpot on one of my target species, the Green-tailed Towhee. I also had great looks at a nesting pair of Williamson's Sapsucker, 3 sets of Lewis's Woodpecker that I followed around for over an hour hoping they would lead me to a nest, but they did not, and a small accipiter successfully taking prey. My first thought was Sharp-shinned Hawk, but the rounded tail feathers and lighter-colored nape visible in the picture have me believing it is more probably an adult male Cooper's Hawk. The meadow area is thick with Mountain Bluebird which I never get tired of watching.
Interactive map of the 165 acre area I refer to as That Place:
The area below is where I saw three male Green-tailed Towhee sitting up, singing on (adjacent) territories, and heard but did not locate several others:
Lawyer's Wig (coprinus comatus) - I should have harvested these beauties:
Cooper's Hawk flying by with prey - I think Junco:
Williamson's Sapsucker on nest: