I think this is a stray Western bird rather than Harlan's, but comments are welcome. Photos taken from the bridge shoulder through light rain and fog
aguila blanca. con la espalda negra y una cresta de plumas en la cabeza
The Accipitriformes is an order that has been proposed to include most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others, about 225 species in all. For a long time, the majority view has been to include them with the falcons in the Falconiformes, but some authorities have recognized a separate Accipitriformes. A recent DNA study has indicated that falcons are not closely related to the Accipitriformes, being instead related to parrots and...