so....I ID'ed the bird I saw in Crane Prairie Reservoir, Oregon. A Townsend's Solitaire. I found the first picture here, but I needed to see it in different positions to be sure it was the same. When I saw them, a grouping of 5 or so, they were moving through the trees, doing bird things. Turns out they were all after the chunk of hotdog I tossed away from the table for the meat bees. Once the bravest of the group swooped in for the morsel, the rest of them all flew off after him/her. Another bird I heard, but never saw, was possibly a Raven. It sounded 'larger' than the crows sound here at home. I saw chipmunks, including the fellow who climbed the screen door. Squirrels, small, like the chip's. A deer, female, and her twins. And ducks across the lake. I don't remember seeing animals, other than the dead skunk, anywhere else.