You see these fast-moving hawks often on the plains of Colorado but getting a picture? Good luck! Their speed coupled with their low-altitude flights and erratic patterns make it tough.
Sometimes though you can get lucky, as was the case with this pretty lady.
She was patrolling the side of a road as they often do (ditches are a great place for mice) so I positioned myself in front of her hoping she would continue on her path and thankfully she did.
You’ll find Northern Harriers across much of North America, Europe and Asia depending on the season. As they fly, they use their keen eyesight and hearing to spot and listen for their prey.