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#1 Laurel99

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:45 AM

The last several days, I've seen this bird flying along a wet, grassy area beside a rural airport runway. I had originally thought maybe a Shrike, but tonight after I downloaded these crummy photos, I have no idea. I see long yellow legs and a black, white and grey bird and thought maybe black tern, but the yellow legs and black wing tips don't seem correct. Each time I've seen it, it's been circling and swirling 5 to 10 feet off the ground.

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#2 Laurel99

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

Sorry, I read through the FAQ and thought I figured out how to post an image. Evidently, I don't have it yet. I'll keep trying.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

Looks like a male Northern Harrier.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

I'm only saying this because several people posted it the other day: your problem may be that you have "img" in all caps on the left and lower case on the right. Apparently they have to match. I'm sure someone will clarify.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

I'm only saying this because several people posted it the other day: your problem may be that you have "img" in all caps on the left and lower case on the right. Apparently they have to match. I'm sure someone will clarify.


Thanks for that idea. I just capped the back IMG but that didn't do it. I don't see the img in front when I have it in edit. Just a picture holder and the last img. I'll keep trying.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

All the "img"s have to be in lower-case.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:01 AM

I was able to see the pictures by copy and pasting the link onto a new tab.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:02 AM

All the "img"s have to be in lower-case.


I just tried that on one photo and it doesn't seem to have worked. I'll keep trying...

Wait, I think I got it. I quit clicking on the embed pic icon and just copied the URL in directly to the body of the message.

Whetty, thank you. I'll look at Northern Harrier. I only have one bird guide with me and the image was of the female NH, which is brown so I didn't consider it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

Male Norther Harrier is correct.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:44 AM

I agree.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:34 AM

This is exciting... it's a lifer. Thank you all. :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

You guys are good! I was torn between Yeti and Sasquatch as an ID. ;)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:01 AM

Male Northern Harriers are so distinctive in coloration and wing positions that even a blurry pic makes for an easy ID.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:29 AM

Male Northern Harriers are so distinctive in coloration and wing positions that even a blurry pic makes for an easy ID.

Creeker - what is different in the m. vs. f. wing positions? I haven't noticed that, although the color differences are so striking they look like different birds.

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