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#1 Kat

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:23 AM

I think we Have a N. Harrier I think Im save on this one. There were 2 Hunting low to the ground.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Definitely, a female. Cool poses in those shots :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

Absolutely. Once you've seen them enough, you can identify a Harrier by that flight pattern.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:39 AM

Awesome Thanks guys. I don't fill so dumb now :D

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

Yep, Juvenile Northern Harrier. :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Awesome Thanks guys. I don't fill so dumb now :D


Careful, that's when you start to get cocky ;)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:54 AM

I just watched some vids of this bird flying. Wow is about all I can say.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

Folks , look at IMG 1219 of Kats pictures.. Is this a golden eagle ?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

Folks , look at IMG 1219 of Kats pictures.. Is this a golden eagle ?


Red-tailed Hawk there.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

Ok, so probably dark morph calurus which is common to the northwest ? Thanks !

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Yes, adult female harrier...you can see the owlish face and streaky chest

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Actually, this looks like a very tawny light morph calurus. A dark morph wouldn't have any pale color underneath, and an intermediate bird would still be darker than this.

Edit: That's in reply to E and C's question, not the Harrier!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Yes, adult female harrier...you can see the owlish face and streaky chest


And white rump in the last picture.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Thanks psweet.




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