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17 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I recently came across a thread on another forum (not a wild bird forum) in which the OP claimed the raptor they photographed was four feet tall! :classic_laugh: It was a Red-tailed.

I don't chase rarities, but in that case I'd make an exception.  Even I could find that bird, assuming I could get through the crowd.

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I  was thinking about it being a Ferruginous Hawk for 2 reasons.  I tried using the search function on this website  and that was  what it came up as.  But, more importantly,  It was the sounds the bird yesterday was making that sounded a  lot like the Ferringinous calls. 

There is also a website that lists birds seen in this area.  The Red-tailed Hawk is the most common  year around.  The bald eagle is also common, except for the summer. (This really surprised me).  According to that list, Northern Harriers  are uncommon, but people do see them in this area.  After listening to the calls harriers make, it would not be a match for the day 2 raptor.  

Thank you for sharing your information.  

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I recently came across a thread on another forum (not a wild bird forum) in which the OP claimed the raptor they photographed was four feet tall!  It was a Red-tailed.

Lol,  if I saw a bird THAT big, I would probably be running for cover.

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