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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus


length 18" Wing Span 36". Grayish above mostly white below, owl like face, body slim, wings long & narrow . This bird fits the description of a female.


Common in wetlands & open fields. They perch low & fly close to the ground, wings upraised, searching for birds, mice, frogs etc.


Seen in Penasquitos Canyon park 2 mi from ocean hovering low over open grasslands near to a stream

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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