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Male Northern Harrier (The Gray Ghost)

 
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Apr 24, 2014 20:15 |  #1

I have been lucky to find a spot where a male northern harrier, (aka the "Gray Ghost") has been courting a female, and consistently hunting the same section of abandoned railroad tracks along the bay marshlands.

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Apr 24, 2014 20:19 |  #2

Beauty captures and lucky find


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Apr 24, 2014 20:56 |  #3

#4 is really beautiful! They are all very good, but that one really makes it for me.


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Apr 25, 2014 06:53 |  #4

Fantastic shots! Well done

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Apr 25, 2014 10:19 |  #5

Nicely done, Lenny. I've also heard them called "Owl Face".


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Apr 25, 2014 13:17 |  #6

Beautiful shots Lenny!


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Apr 25, 2014 17:59 |  #7

Beautiful series. Well done! You captures it well!


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Apr 25, 2014 18:06 as a reply to  @ butterfly2937's post |  #8

These are great, well done! What a find!


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Apr 26, 2014 07:20 |  #9

Lenny these shots are amazing and beautifully sharp and clear.


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Apr 26, 2014 08:34 |  #10

OMG WOW very good work


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Apr 26, 2014 11:21 |  #11

Beautiful bird, and great shots. I know how hard it is to get the whole bird in the frame when it's moving.




  
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Apr 26, 2014 17:29 |  #12

Wow, those are amazing shots! They just kept getting better & better!!


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Apr 26, 2014 17:42 |  #13

Beautiful shots.


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Apr 26, 2014 18:01 |  #14

Awesome series


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Apr 26, 2014 21:58 |  #15

Thanks for all the nice comments guys! I was definitely at the right place at the right time. I never left the comfort of my truck to get these. One more of his underside:

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