Just an image I took yesterday of this male Northern Harrier in flight. As simple as the image is I like the great eye contact it has.
Male Northern Harriers are often called “The Gray Ghost”, just by looking at the soft gray plumage I can guess part of the reason why they are nicknamed that. Because I photograph harriers often I can also say that they are very quiet in flight and they seem to sneak up on me often. Maybe that is where the “ghost” part of the nickname comes from.