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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Description:

Medium size hawk with a light color underside (seen while flying), dark back, and white patch above the tail. Spotted flying over a soy-bean harvested field next to a wetland. Poor quality picture due to using max zoom across field from roadside. When I tried to get a little closer It flew away. I believe this to be a Northern Harrier, but want to verify before I add it to my life list.

Habitat:

Agricultural/Wetland

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2 Comments

dferris
dferris 4 years ago

Thanks

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Yep, it's a northern harrier

dferris
Spotted by
dferris

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2016
Submitted on Nov 1, 2016

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