The “Marsh Hawk” Conundrum

Me holding a HY male Northern Harrier, Cape May, NJ, Sept. 1990

Several putative juv. “Marsh Hawks” or Northern harriers (C.hudsonius) had been noted in England and Ireland recently and intense debate had encircled their identification. Coincidentally I had been discussing this id. Issue with Martin Garner, John Martin and Alex Lees and had been collecting some info from banding projects in Cape May, NJ, USA. Martin Garner had kindly allowed me to post this info on his site which can be found at: http://birdingfrontiers.com/2010/12/20/marsh-hawk/

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