Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) flying low
It was pure serendipity. I was looking for shore birds...and apparently so was this hawk.
Is that dinner below?
The northern harrier's diet varies, adapting it according to habitat and time of year. Small to medium-sized rodents, birds and sometimes even adult waterfowl are its tasty victims. Flying slow, northern harriers hunt just above vegetation in zigzag patterns using acoustic clues to make surprise attacks.
Giving me the eye
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE
Nice shots of the hawk in flight.
he looks so different still than he does in flight
I love how the background adds to the beauty of his flight
amazing capture, I love birds of prey! So majestic.
amazing and stunning shots, i can see every feather
I seen one of these the other day and had no idea what it was. Thanks Camera girl:) Great shots. B
They are a lovely bird to sit and watch while it hunts!
Nice in-flight shot!
What luck to capture this guy!!
That Harrier was so cooperative to pose for you. Wonderful photos of a hawk that is rare in my part of the world. Fine to see it here.
Both of you look for birds, but with different aims.
these are awesome! great job!
EG these shots are fantastic, moments like these are to be treasured.
Love that top shot!
Wonderful shots! Very well done!
Fantastic flight shots...
These are amazing shots.
Superb nice pictures and so wonderful bird.
Marit of Norway.
We've both been hawk hunting. :)
Your endeavors are much better than mine. Love that second shot!
Great photos ,Nette
What fantastic captures of nature's beautiful bird ~ ( A Creative Harbor)
thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^
What wonderful shots and I love that you captured the action so clearly - you've a magic eye!
What a nice catch - I've never seen one of these!
beautiful shots of a beautiful bird. The images looks like they are painted. I like it. :)
Fabtastic shots. I love Harriers and watching them hunt.
This post triggered a curiosity to learn how they fly, especially since this name has been given to a series of "jump jets." I watched a few videos, and I think it's so neat how you got to see this live! I like their effortless vertical lifts and also how they drift backwards. Incredible birds!!
Great photos - especially the in-flight ones.
Ahh one of my favorite raptors. I love to see them skimming the open land. Lots of them in the valley or maybe just a few but they get around.
He is giving you the eye for sure. MB
Beautiful....the colors of the natural background make the bird even more handsome!!!
The Harriers are cool birds of prey. I love to watch them hunt. Great shots.
Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Nice shots! It's a beauty!
Gorgeous captures of a gorgeous bird!!
Wonderful post! I can never get a good flight shot of anything, so I envy that shot -- but the one on the ground is great too...both could be used in a birding book as ID guides. Lovely -- and your karma must be good for that serendipity to happen ;>)
Great shots of the harrier.
How beautiful! You must have been so excited! Serendipity.
Cheers from Cottage Country!
What a beautiful bird, he's looking at your like he's thinking about something.
Very nice!!!! I would have been pleased as punch to get these shots. Most excellent:)
Great pictures :)
Very nice set of pictures - that face disc on the harriers is such a distinctive look.
Thanks for linking to WBW.
Stewart M - Australia
that is an amazing series of shots!
What a beautiful bird. You got some great shots of him/her going about his business.
Lovely! The harrier's colors and the fall colors match perfectly, too!
Great capture, lovely shots of the beautiful bird ;)
I so love these birds...the strip pits I go to used to have a LOT of them...they do leave and come north in the summer, or somewhere. But over the years, the number that come out there has decreased dramatically. Not sure why.
I'm sure he knew you weren't competing with him for dinner!!
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