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Mindy Smith

Dark Hawk in the rain and one sparrow

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Was birding in the rain at Merced NWR yesterday. Saw this hawk (first three pics) and either the same one or a similar one in a different location (next three) on the auto route later that afternoon. Is this a Harris? Couldn't see the tail clearly. 

Also not sure about this sparrow.

Thanks in advance.

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Swainson's Hawk in all the hawk photos (long, lean appearance, white throat, significant band on tip of tail).

The sparrow is a messy Golden-crowned Sparrow.

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Thanks. I thought about Swainson's but the wings didn't seem long enough (according to Cornell site), and I have only seen this hawk once before.

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