This was a small hawk, but I'm basing the ID on the rounded tail feathers.
On wood chips at edge of wet area; flew across street with what I think was a rat - medium gray animal with a long tail
Spotted this guy hanging out in the parking lot outside the Issaquah PetSmart. Pretty sure it's a juvenile/immature Cooper's Hawk, but I'm not an expert enough birder to know for sure! (Might also be a Sharp-Shinned Hawk? They look very similar...)
Any help with the ID from folks who know more would be super awesome! Thanks. :)
at Village Creek Drying Beds by River Legacy Park
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.