Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
- Hi Yakkers,
I was just minding my own business last evening pulling weeds in the garden
when four Chukars ran past me at the south side of our lawn! They flew onto
our back fence, dropped down into the neighbor's yard, and continued their
walk east. In all likelihood they were raised by someone in the
neighborhood and released, though we are less than two miles from Ahtanum
Ridge, so they may have just wandered out of their territory.
I forgot to mention earlier that a female Anna's Hummingbird was waiting for
us when we got home from Arizona on the afternoon of June 24. I don't think
I have heard reports of a female Anna's being in the valley during the
summer. Maybe they are breeding here already.
Southwest of the Yakima Airport
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