Northern Harriers can be difficult to get images of. These hawks are quite people-shy, fly very low to the ground and their flight is very erratic as they hunt which makes them difficult to get a bead on. This past weekend I finally had some luck capturing some pics of these cool looking raptors.
Unlike most raptors, male and female harrier plumage is very different from each other. Males, like the one pictured here, are gray in color and have earned them the nickname of the ‘gray ghost.’ Females are predominately brown in color.
View some other Harrier images that I captured that day below.