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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) After an hour, the Harrier flew off to fetch his mate.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) Hiding the carcass in nearby grass.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani)
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani)
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani)
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani)
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) Removing the feathers.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) The wings were the first to go.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) Lifting the waterlogged victim onto shore.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani)
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) A Cinnamon Teal female swam a mournful vigil not 5' from the hawk.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) The plucky duck broke the surface several times.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) The plucky duck broke the surface several times.
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  • Northern Harrier Hunting Gallery (© Nick Viani) The plucky duck broke the surface several times.
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  • Northern Harrier female (© Nick Viani) Summer Lake Wildlife Area
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  • Turkey Vulture (© Nick Viani) Lyn Newbry Transect A, Bear Creek Greenway Bird Survey
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  • Peregrine Falcon (© Nick Viani) Lyn Newbry Transect A, Bear Creek Greenway Bird Survey
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  • Golden Eagle (© Nick Viani) Bear Creek Greenway
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  • Rough-legged Hawk (© Nick Viani) Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Rough-legged Hawk (© Nick Viani) Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) Alicia's neighborhood, Bend, OR.
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  • Red-tailed Hawk (© Nick Viani) Oak Knoll Golf Course, Audubon-sponsored wildlife survey
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  • American Kestral (© Nick Viani) West Butte Road en-route to Gray Lodge SWR, CA
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  • Northern Harrier (© Nick Viani) Colusa NWR, CA
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  • Red-shouldered Hawk - immature "elegans" variant (© Nick Viani) Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Turkey Vulture (© Nick Viani) Colusa NWR, CA
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  • Turkey Vulture (© Nick Viani) Sacramento NWR, CA
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) North Mountain Park, Bear Creek Birding Survey, Transact A - Note the varied length of the tail feathers observable in the ventral view only.
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) North Mountain Park, Bear Creek Birding Survey, Transact A
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #30 Backyard Birds, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #29 Backyard Birds, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #28 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #27 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) Backyard, Paradise Ln. ~ Note the color of the nape feathers (back of the neck) are the same as those of the head. Also, note the pronounced forehead (vs. curved forehead of the Cooper's)
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #26 Backyard, Paradise Ln. ~ Note the color of the nape feathers (back of the neck) are the same as those of the head. Also, note the pronounced forehead (vs. curved forehead of the Cooper's)
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Sooney Viani) Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani ) #24 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #25 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #23 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #22 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #21 Backyard, Paradise Lane Note: pronounced forehead characterizes Sharpie (Cooper's have curved forehead into the beak)
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #20 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #19 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #18 Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) #17 Ventral view of tail feathers illustrates more uniform length.
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) Backyard, Paradise Lane
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  • Cooper's Hawk (© Nick Viani) TID Ditch Trail, Ashland
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  • Cooper's Hawk - juvenile (© Nick Viani) #16 Bear Creek Greenway, Transact A/B on the Survey. Alex L. wrote: "a rather small Cooper's Hawk based on the head shape, orbital ridge, thick legs, and graduated tail feathers."
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  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (© Nick Viani) North Mountain Park, Ashland
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