Hen Harriers

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  1. edzbird

    edzbird Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Magic moment this afternoon. We were sat down at the airport (watching NOT spotting planes!) when a female Hen Harrier flew in front of us, just the other side of the fence - I was awestruck, it was so close. It flew past again a little later. But that wasn't the end of it, a few minutes later, a crow was hassling and chasing a bird across the runway, they came into view - it was a male Hen Harrier. After a short while we saw it hunting low across the scrubby grass. Hen Harriers are upland birds during the summer months, they come down to the coast in the winter, the airport is right by the sea. These birds are SO rare, we were so lucky.
     
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  2. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey Registered Users

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    Wow you lucky things :)
     
  3. Xena Dog Princess

    Xena Dog Princess Registered Users

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    Had to Google for an image - beautiful birds. It's always special to see hawks hunting.
     
  4. Emily

    Emily Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Haha same!
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Moderator Forum Supporter

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    Oh how fabulous!!!
     

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