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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus


This is the only harrier species in North America. The female was harrassing the Gyrfalcon in spotting: and was the reason the falcon finally left his hunting perch. I decided the harrier was protecting her winter feeding territory. There was a male harrier around this area too. I wonder if they stay paired in the winter? Must look into it!!

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Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2013

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