- Buenos días:
While changing my flat-tire this morning (8:00am) I heard the mad voices of
crows. I looked to the east and saw 4 crows chasing a large falcon that was
calmly flying my way from the river. (I live next to the Boise-Cascade mill
site) The crows were about 2/3 the size of the falcon. As it flew directly
over me (the crows now gone) I saw that it was entirely gray underneath with
a tail similar in shape to a Coopers hawk. Its wingbeats fairly slow and
occasionally it would glide. It also was seen to hover for a few seconds
at various intervals. It flew directly over the downtown Yakima at an
altitude of approximately 250-300 feet.
I am thinking that it was a gyrfalcon or a goshawk because of its size and
rather bland coloration. Is there any falcon, other than the Kestrels, that
Would like some help from the more experienced crowd.
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