A little bit owl, a little bit hawk: Northern Harrier in the ‘hood

“eagle-eyed” John Tschopp spotted a northern harrier last Monday late in the afternoon while it was catching mice.

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When it was perched on a fence post, I  realized how owl-like some of its features are. It was already quite dark, not the best picture. It looks like a cross between an owl and a hawk. Some of its habits are owlish. Body and legs are hawk like. It was still flying in the dark, when my bright binos couldn’t spot it any more