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Old Nov 4, 2012, 3:04 PM   #1
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Default Northern Harriers- Male and Female

Sometimes referred to locally as a Marsh Hawk. I took these shots the other day while photographing Sandhill Cranes. Thanks for looking.

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First the Male
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 3:08 PM   #2
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Now the female. Larger and more golden in color. All Harriers can be identified by the distinctive white patch on their rump or uppertail coverts.

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These are beautiful Steve. Especially like that last one.
Have yet to get an acceptable, (to me), capture of one of these. We have them in our fields every evening in summer, just have not pursued them with determination yet.
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Really nice captures there, Steve. Well done.
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WOW, Never have I seen one of these. Wonderful, I must add this to my list of birds to find!!
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These are beautiful Steve. Especially like that last one.
Have yet to get an acceptable, (to me), capture of one of these. We have them in our fields every evening in summer, just have not pursued them with determination yet.

Thank you, I grew up watching these guys hovering over the fields hunting. It took me many years of trying before I figured out how the get a half-way decent shot of one. Good luck and I hope it doesn't take you as long.

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Really nice captures there, Steve. Well done.

Thanks Steven. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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WOW, Never have I seen one of these. Wonderful, I must add this to my list of birds to find!!
They are a very different looking raptor for sure. Thanks for looking.
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