View from Barr Rd. towards Sisters (named after the three 10000+ feet mountain peaks seen in the background). A juvenile Sage Sparrow sat in one of those juniper bushes :o)
After this productive stop I headed back to route 126 and continued east of Redmond and spent the afternoon checking out some back roads leading me down to hwy 20 and eventually back to Bend. Some prime sage brush habitat along Powell Butte Hwy provided excellent birding and a bunch of new trip species such as Loggerhead Shrike, Sage Thrasher, Lark Sparrow, and Brewer's Sparrow.
Nice end to my second-last day of birding before returning to Portland!