Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sunshine and Hen Harriers

8th April 2011, a visit to the Forest of Bowland on a warm, sunny spring day to
look for Hen Harriers. In total i saw three birds, two females and one male. The
male was in full "sky-dance" display flight at around 10.20am and i managed some
distant photos of this fabulous ritual.
Other raptors present were: Peregrine (3 together) Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and
Kestrel. Several newly arrived Willow Warblers were in full song and 3 Ravens
made up for any lulls when the Harriers were not showing.

Sky-dancing male Hen Harrier


Meadow Pipit

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