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Northern Harriers
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Feb 8, 2019 16:29:57   #
Dixiegirl Loc: Alabama gulf coast
 
And what beautiful birds they are, Phil! I love this series of shots that show the graceful flight as well as the close up feather pattern.

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Feb 8, 2019 16:32:49   #
angler Loc: St Helens Lancashire England
 
Nice set.

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Feb 8, 2019 16:54:02   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Dixiegirl wrote:
And what beautiful birds they are, Phil! I love this series of shots that show the graceful flight as well as the close up feather pattern.


Thier flight characteristics, and a large white rump patch, make them easy to ID in the air, and that distinctive "collar" is another helpful field mark. They are a very cool bird and it is fun to watch them make a living! Thanks for the kind visit Donna.

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Feb 8, 2019 16:56:52   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
angler wrote:
Nice set.


Thanks Jim, I just got a smile from your otter post!

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Feb 8, 2019 20:43:12   #
Swamp-Cork Loc: Lanexa, Virginia
 
rockdog wrote:
Thanks for the visit Corky! They have an amazing range, I see them all over the west. They were probably the first hawk I could name. I learned them as Marsh Hawks in the 50's and my 1961 Peterson's field guide cross indexes them as Harriers/Marsh Hawks. They are a fine bird and I'm glad to know they are in your life too!


We also called them Marsh Hawks and the first time I read about Northern Harriers I also had to break Peterson's field guide to determine their species! Take care. Phil!

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Feb 26, 2019 19:13:54   #
Rob48 Loc: Portland, ME
 
rockdog wrote:
They usually perch low, hunt from the air flying fast and low and they are, more often than not, just out of range. I see a lot of them in the Northern Sacramento valley but I rarely get an opportunity to photograph them. I grew up calling them Marsh Hawks. These are all females.

Just viewed these....they might look a little better in download.


Great poses and BIFs, Phil.

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Feb 28, 2019 00:18:32   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Rob48 wrote:
Great poses and BIFs, Phil.


Thanks Rob!

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