Sometimes getting a meal is easier than others. Normally you will find Northern Harriers patrolling drainages, listening and watching for some unsuspecting rodent to make a meal of. They will then acrobatically drop to the ground trying to nab the critter. This is often not successful and takes multiple attempts.
It is little wonder that this male harrier opted for a much easier target, a dead rabbit alongside a remote rural road. I spotted him circling the area so set myself up a ways away, and waited. Sure enough, he flew in for a quick bite and in doing so, gave me this fun shot.
Harriers are never easy to photograph and the males, the gray ghosts as they are nicknamed, are even harder. This image gives a nice look at that beautiful white and gray plumage and those piercing yellow eyes.