Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mystery Bird


Friends who live on 500 acres near Willamina, OR, sent me this photo and asked what this bird is. I can't tell. Help!

She added:
It wasn't very big, about a foot tall and the posts are just regular fence posts.  It was early this morning.  The other pictures are about the same.  It has a yellow beak if that helps.









Wow! Oregon Birders On Line were fast with their responses. All respondents said it's a male Northern Harrier. Hannah Fritz sent this link to a Northern Harrier in a similar pose: http://esask.uregina.ca/management/app/assets/img/enc2/selectedbig/51BF7705-1560-95DA-43A437B440D46746.jpg

Thanks all!

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