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Author Topic: Red tail and a Northern Harrier  (Read 1856 times)

Offline Suka

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Red tail and a Northern Harrier
« on: February 06, 2016, 03:59:49 PM »
I always get to this spot too late.  Couple of weeks ago missed an Eagle shot flying in front of my car because was looking at a Krestal sitting on a pole.  These shots were taken the other day while driving to the same area, but forgot to turn off my car.  Damn vibrations of vehicles.

5R6A6974.jpg by MinnNaz, on Flickr

5R6A6973.jpg by MinnNaz, on Flickr

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Offline Doodle

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Re: Red tail and a Northern Harrier
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 06:14:00 PM »
Damn, I totally missed my ID job in the email I sent you.
I need better glasses!

I can't believe how sharp those are if you kept the car running. What the hell settings did you have for your shutter???
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Ochotona

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Re: Red tail and a Northern Harrier
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 03:17:06 PM »
Cool interaction.  Is that one of those dark red-tails?

Offline Suka

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Re: Red tail and a Northern Harrier
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 04:49:36 PM »
Don't know Ocho, could be the juve Bald Eagle.

Offline Ochotona

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Re: Red tail and a Northern Harrier
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 05:33:10 PM »
Bald eagle would be about twice the size of a harrier, so I think this is a hawk.  I'm not 100% certain it's a red-tail though.  Hard to tell from these angles.