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Unknown Bird of Prey, Western WA, 3-17-18

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Old Sunday 18th March 2018, 01:03   #1
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Unknown Bird of Prey, Western WA, 3-17-18

Hello,

Saw this bird of prey perched on a snag today at the Billy Frank Jr Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. There was a guy standing next to me who didn't really know what it was either, but said he was thinking Peregrine Falcon.

FYI, the photo was a little dark so I lightened it so that you can see the plumage patterns better.

Thanks!
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Old Sunday 18th March 2018, 01:09   #2
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It's a Northern Harrier with that owl-like face.
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Old Sunday 18th March 2018, 03:42   #3
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Old Sunday 18th March 2018, 10:25   #4
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I agree on Northern Harrier.
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