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I didn't manage to get a picture, but I saw an interesting bird. It was circling overhead in Northern Alaska this afternoon. I thought it was a jaeger at first, but when I looked at it through my binoculars it was falcon-shaped and solid gray. It had a short, fanned tail and smallish, thin wings, and a hooked beak. I looked at possible species, but it looked too gray to be a peregrine falcon and too small to be a gyrfalcon. I didn't get the best look at it, so I could be wrong. Any ideas? 

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My first thought was jaeger, but it had a hawk-ish face when I saw it through my binoculars. It could be a merlin! I guess it could also still be a gyrfalcon or a peregrine falcon - since it was so high up, I didn't have a great reference for its actual size. Maybe I'll see it again when I have my camera with me!

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6 hours ago, zbird said:

My first thought was jaeger, but it had a hawk-ish face when I saw it through my binoculars. It could be a merlin! I guess it could also still be a gyrfalcon or a peregrine falcon - since it was so high up, I didn't have a great reference for its actual size. Maybe I'll see it again when I have my camera with me!

Btw, which Jaeger is your profile photo? Pomarine?

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