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ID confirm: Peregrine falcon (1 Viewer)

Scarletmacawdad

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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 didn’t focus very well. This is the best I’ve got.

Any help appreciated!
 

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RafaelMatias

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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).
 

RecoveringScot

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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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wimvdam

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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.

Wim
 

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