A fun, surprise encounter with this beautiful lady. I had some time to kill recently so decided to walk around an open space area I had never been to before. It was a good thing I had my camera with me because soon I spotted this hawk, gliding over the terrain, clearly looking for a meal.
Most of the time, she had her head down, scanning the ground but for a bit she picked her head up giving me this nice capture. In fact, I ended up with a very nice series of her, one of the best I have ever gotten of a harrier.
You’ll find Harriers across much of North America, Europe and Asia depending on the season. Here we call them Northern Harriers but in other spots on the globe they are known as Hen Harriers, Harrier Hawks or Marsh Hawks.