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ID confirm: Peregrine falcon

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Old Saturday 19th October 2019, 00:22   #1
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ID confirm: Peregrine falcon

Newbie here,

I bird in Ballona Wetlands in LA frequently. Today I am nearly sure I was seeing a peregrine sit in a field - on the grass.

My camera didnít focus very well. This is the best Iíve got.

Any help appreciated!
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Old Saturday 19th October 2019, 00:50   #2
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It looks like a Northern Harrier to me, with the 1st pic being especially revealing (facial shape and dark 'mask' around the eyes - almost owl-like, plus elongated body shape).
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Old Saturday 19th October 2019, 09:43   #3
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Resize and crop and lightening done with PhotoFiltre, a free, small editing programme which is invaluable. Took less than a minute. Looks like a Harrier to me:
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Old Sunday 20th October 2019, 23:06   #4
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One more vote for Northern Harrier based on owl-like facial features and its behavior of sitting on the ground like that.

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Old Thursday 26th December 2019, 06:21   #5
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