It isn’t too often these raptors come close but yesterday I really lucked out. This Harrier was hunting a field in Adams County, Colorado. I sat and watched, hoping it might come close. Not only did it come close, it flew within about 20 feet of me. The lighting was tough due to clouds but the pics didn’t come out too bad.
You’ll find these hawks across much of North America, Europe and Asia depending on the season. Typically they fly very fast and low to the ground using their keen eyesight and hearing to spot and listen for their prey.