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42 minutes ago, jcarscadden said:

one question...i have had a bird identified as a juvenile northern harrier a the Henderson Nevada Bird Viewing Preserve.  the only white patch it had...based on my photos was on the top of the tail

Yep, that's correct. Harriers have distinctive white patches on their rumps.

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