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On a 'chalky sky' January day, at approx. 12300 South, Jordan River, I encountered 2 separate Northern Harriers demonstrating different colors, as seen here. I assume the bird on the left is a juvenile; and the one on the right is an adult.
At 2300 South, Jordan River, this Harrier demonstrates the "owl like" facial features.
As it moves parallel to me, it looks more hawklike
With the side-view we now have a 'catchlight' in the eye... reflection from the sun
In my experience, these birds fly low across the ground, with quiet wingbeats
Back to my experience in January, I found this bird to be exceptional
It was a challenge to photograph against a cloudy white sky
Another Northern Harrier is on approach for the 'kill'.