By chance birding.
- Friday evening I dropped by the Yakima Craft Brewing on River Road for a
growler and I noticed a bird approaching. The rapid shallow wing beats
attracted my attention. I could tell it was not an osprey. A prairie or
a peregrine passed right over me. I'll say prairie because the wing
tips were fingered rather than pointed, and there was more white about
Saturday morning I was at the light at Highway 12 and Old Naches, and
picked up another distinctive flight pattern. A cooper's hawk with a
couple black birds or kingbirds in pursuit.