These hawks are notoriously difficult to get quality images of. They rarely sit still and when they fly, they move fast and low to the ground with very erratic movements.
Thankfully this female was taking a break from hunting and gave me a brief opportunity to get a nice image of her. She did however keep close watch on me with those piercing, yellow eyes. Given the many times these raptors have frustrated me, I was absolute ecstatic with this capture.
Northern Harriers are believed to have extraordinary hearing allowing them to hone in on their prey.