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    • KP3
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      KParker73
      Is this a Northern Harrier?  It was flying fast and low over a cut hay field and held its wings in a V frequently.  We do have Cooper's Hawks at our bird feeders at times, but this bird was behaving very differently and was uninterested in the song birds.   Northern Harrier
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    • GBird
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      thegbird
      I am taking the raptor ID class and I am 99% sure that is a harrier! you are SO lucky to see one! I haven't ever seen one.
    • Dar
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      DaisyR
      no i thin k
    • Little Bit
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      Little_Bit
      This is a comparison I found on a app by Cornell called Raptor ID. Great app! You can see how these two species look alike. Thought I would share with you.  The Rough-Legged Hawk does look similar, so you can study this and think about it. You could also get that awesome app.;)14292415-2709-4084-8637-A6348B9D73B4
    • CHLOE
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      TheMushroom
      you are correct i think this is a picture i found of a Northern Harrier northern harrier
    • Seth birding nerd
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      SethBurnosky
      that is one fantastic bird and what is cool about it is how it's  wing shape is because hawks have more of a straight wing falcons do not there wings are  curved
    • Dennis
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      dwcliu
      looks like a male. the females are cool grey and ghost looking. I always look for the "dish" face and owlish face. flight pattern close to terrain very distinctive. cool spot!
    • Frankie
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      FrankieBird
      It looks as if it is a northern harrier. You can see the white on the rump, and the behavior is quite distinctive from other similar options. Nice ID!
    • Mindy
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      birdsong23
      Yessir it looks like one. Flying low over the Meadow. The white patch o it’s rump. Does it have a wider wing span and face like an owl? Then, it’s a northern harrier.
    • Nouran the Birdie
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      BirdGal435
      Yep, I am sure of that.
    • Hendrik
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      actitis
      Yes, you nailed it! The white rump is an additional indication that this is a Northern Harrier. Nice shot!
      • KP3
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        KParker73
        Thanks!
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