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Northern Hawk Owl
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Alby Abrevaya

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Registered: October 2008
Location: Gilford, NH
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What a lucky shot!

My wife and I happened to stop at Canoe Restaurant in Center Harbor and the waiter told us a rare bird was in the area. When we left, we drove behind the restaurant and low, and behold, there it was. Luckily, I just happened to have all my camera equipment with me.

I was told by The Audubon Society that this was a rare sighting and that this owl only visits this area every 3 to 5 years. The Spring 2008 issue of New Hampshire Bird Records has an article "Spotlight on Northern Hawk Owl" on pages 47-49.

A day-flying owl with a long tail, barred breast and facial disks with bold black borders.
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