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Northern harrier
Female northern harrier at Nevada's Ruby Lake NWR. Photo taken 12/14/08.

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DebWow!

Deb

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That is a beautiful bird! Great shot
Posted Dec 16, 2008 1:55 am

rayrayRe: Wow!

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Thanks, Deb. They're very interesting to observe. I'll have to spend a day out there sometime just watching them!
Ray
Posted Dec 16, 2008 2:06 am

lcarreauNorthern Harrier,

lcarreau

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(formerly Marsh Hawk). The Northern Harrier
has a facial disk of smooth feathers much like an owl's. The disk reflects the sounds of prey to its ears, thus aiding the bird in its hunting.

NICE capture, RAY!

Posted Dec 16, 2008 4:25 pm

rayrayRe: Northern Harrier,

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Thanks, Larry! Yes, they are unique. Rather than perching in a tree, they like to fly low, looking and listening for prey. Very amusing to watch these birds.
Ray
Posted Dec 17, 2008 9:57 pm

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rayraySubmitted by rayray
on Dec 16, 2008 1:52 am

Image ID: 472458
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Lat/Lon: 40.20455°N / 115.47539°W
Object Title: Northern harrier

Image Type(s): Wildlife