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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
Usha

Please ID this raptor...? Peregrine falcon

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This was taken today. I thought it is peregrine but it has white rump. Is it northern harrier?

Raptor unknownRaptor unknown

 

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Just now, Nighthawk01 said:

Looks like a Northern Harrier

Thanq. I didn't realize they are this big.

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11 minutes ago, douginBC said:

I'm confused. Your location is Scottsdale but there appears to be snow or ice in that photo. 

That is sunlight reflecting on water.

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3 hours ago, Usha said:

That is sunlight reflecting on water.

Funny. The water down there looks really bumpy!

But now that I look at it again I guess it must be shallow running water.

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21 minutes ago, douginBC said:

Funny. The water down there looks really bumpy!

But now that I look at it again I guess it must be shallow running water.

It is one of the recharge ponds where water is almost dried out. Harrier was sitting on exposed, dry soil with dried up grass. But actually your question raised a thought in my head. This is as close to snow as we get here in Scottsdale. :D.

With our intense sun, it is very hard to look at water fowl with binoculars. I need to start looking at buying a spotting scope.

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30 minutes ago, Usha said:

 ...I need to start looking at buying a spotting scope.

Heat waves can be a problem at higher magnifications...just a thought.

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