[CT Birds] Northern Harrier
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 13 14:31:33 EST 2015
Context, habitat, and behavior rules out Northern Harrier, a large owl-faced vole-eating hawk of open fields and coastal marshes.
This blue-jay harraser is a bird-hawk, an accipiter.
I'm thinking a sharp-shinned hawk on this one. The base of the nape is dark and the outer tail feathers appear to be the same size of the other retrices.
Keep the photos coming!
From: Michael Ashley via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:53 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Harrier
I believe I spotted a Northern Harrier. It was dive bombing blue jays in a
tree. I snapped a few shots when it landed. I think it is a a Harrier but
if anyone disagrees don't estate to correct me.
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