The beauty of wildlife watching is the fact that you don't always know what you will come across, expect the unexpected, most excursions into the countryside will provide you with a memorable sight or two, it doesn't have to be a rare or scarce creature, you do not need to be an expert, just enjoy the sights that befall you.
Harriers are one of those birds that always catch your eye, whether its the scarcer Hen Harriers, affectionately referred to as "Ringtails" or in the males case the "Grey Ghost" usally seen in the winter months.
Marsh Harriers are a more common sight, they seem to spend most of the year with us, especially if you watch in the right habitats, views are usally quite distant, but occasionally one will drift by giving you a more spectacular view.
This was one of those memorable moments especially for me, of one of those unmentionable events that rarely come your way.
Photographs not brilliant, but they speak for themselves. suffice to say , no disturbance caused, photographs cropped to give a closer view.
|Male & Female|