We were out this weekend and encountered this hawk that I don't immediately recognize and could use some confirmation on. (Beekeeper, if you're listening 8) )
Found in central Washington, near Othello; June 2 2018. Sitting on lines with small birds, so I assume it's one of the non-avian eaters...when it moved to this pole above the road, it simply sat up there and hollered at us and everything around for some reason.
I *believe* that it is a Swainson's Hawk, which would be a lifer for me. The dark tone, white chin patch and edges of the wing, plus rusty breast are what I've based the ID on; it's sort of at the very tail end of normal presence in the area if it is, however. Alternatives would be Rough-legged or Harlan's morph Red-tailed Hawk.
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/254tLPw Swainson's Hawk-6915 by Eric, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/KFjJtS Swainson's Hawk-6911 by Eric, on Flickr
Thanks in advance,