almost four years ago to the day, a rough-legged hawk visited the redmond willows neighbourhood for approximately one week. this particular photograph was taken on a very overcast day, just west of the (then new) 124th street bridge over the sammamish river. i'm on the bridge itself, attempting to look like a tiny bump over one of the berms. s/he was skittish, not allowing me closer than about 40 metres, resulting in the following photo:
the white you see directly below the bird is what you think it is, whitewashing the pole mere seconds before the shot.
the bird was, apparently, unconcerned. :)