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December 17, 2008
Northern Harrier on Blue Mountain Road
My mom and I (Joel) were in town today and on our way home, we stopped to get our mail on Blue Mountain Road. A female Northern Harrier was flying and dropping down every 3 yards, as it was hunting along a roadside ditch going south. It eventually flew across the road and headed north, as it checked the fields to the east. It flew back across the road and perched on a fence post. It had basically made a big circle and we were in the middle of it! It was flying quite close and unconcerned about our presence. We had a great opportunity to watch it fly and hunt, and I was glad that we had the camera in the car!