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Northern Harrier --(Circus cyanus) (66020 bytes)

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Northern Harrier
Circus cyanus

While I was taking pictures with the wide angle lense, Connor said, "There's a hawk!" Sure enough, we got a great look at this juvenile Northern Harrier ride the air currents up the side of the mountain. By the time I was able to get the long lens on, the bird was well over our heads. It continued upward to quite a height before gliding on to the south.

Location: Harbor Mountain, Sitka, Alaska

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