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    Default Raptor Riddle 2?

    I clearly underestimated the ID skills out there so here's a potentially more challenging subject captured in Europe.

    What's this species please?
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    a quick guess hen harrier
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    I think I'd be inclined to go for Hen Harrier as well.

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    What on earth is it doing? Has it just dropped its prey or did it chase it in to the water? I guess I'd go for harrier. Interesting shot.

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    i'll be different and go for peregrine?

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    I'll go with Hen Harrier.

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    well what is it please?
    regards darrell j prest

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    Hi Darrell

    Sorry to keep you in suspense but there haven't been any correct answers yet!

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    Really??! Ok, I'm looking at it again and now I think I can see facial disc, so perhaps an owl (although I can see why everyone went for harrier because tail looks long) - Short-eared?

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    Judging by the large size, amount of barring on the primaries, the long rounded tail, and scalloping on the back, I'd say a 1st-year female Northern Goshawk.

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