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This was taken in Central WA today and it's the only shot I got before the bird disappeared behind a grove of trees.  There was a gos reported at this location but I'm always a little skeptical when I see a report without pictures.  Sorry it's such a bad pic but is there any suggestion of a goshawk?

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I thought about a harrier but it wasn't flying like a harrier.  They usually fly low and this was circling high over some fir trees - over and over.  A RSHA would be very rare here in central Washington.  We only have a few near the Oregon boarder on the west side of the state.  How about a Swainson?  We have a pretty healthy population here?  I'm going back in the morning to see if it's still around.  

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3 hours ago, kansabirdguy said:

how about a juvenile Northern Harrier?

Such do not have black wing tips and they do have dark axillar regions.

 

8 minutes ago, IKLland said:

this. maybe RSHA??

I would guess SWHA.

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1 hour ago, Tony Leukering said:

Such do not have black wing tips and they do have dark axillar regions.

 

I would guess SWHA.

I agree that tail isn't long enough for cooper's, but how'd you rule out RSHA?

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