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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hunting northern harrier hawk in Oregon

An adult male northern harrier hawk walks in a field after feasting on a vole in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Unlike most other hawks the northern harrier may rely on its keen hearing to help it locate prey as it courses low over the fields. According the the National Audubon Society the hawk has disappeared from many former nesting areas, especially in southern parts of range, and surveys suggest that it is still declining in other parts of North America.

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