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Grays Harbor Birds — Cooper’s Hawk

This photo by Gregg Thompson is a newly fledged Cooper’s Hawk, closely watching something, probably a bug. Notice the total concentration, an intensity common to raptors, and youngsters learning what is edible and what may harm.

Walker hurls one-hitter to lead Mariners past Twins, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has said it after bad starts and brilliant ones alike. It’s not a scolding, but so much a reminder — don’t place too much emphasis on the most recent start for Taijuan Walker. At the tender age of 22 and in his first full season in the big leagues, Walker is far from a finished product. And because of that, he could have a clunker one week and pitching brilliance the next. And this season, Walker’s has had stretches both.
 

Grays Harbor Birds — Osprey

On July 11, 2010 my first Grays Harbor Birds column appeared in The Daily World, featuring the Osprey. The photo was about four inches high by five inches wide, and the statistics section was two columns wide and about 1 1/4 inches high, and I misspelled the first Latin name, paldion rather than Pandion. We have come a long way, covering 116 birds and a Leatherback Turtle in those five years. I appreciate having the opportunity to write this column and share my love of birds with you.