Northern Harriers

///Northern Harriers

Northern Harriers are slim, medium-sized raptors with long wings, long tails and they have owl-like facial discs with small bills.

Male Northern Harrier Diving After Falling Prey – Paying Attention Beyond the Viewfinder

2018-05-05T05:36:46+00:00May 5th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Northern Harriers, Swainson's Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was able to take these photos of the male Northern Harrier diving after his falling prey because I looked beyond my viewfinder and quickly locked onto the action happening overhead.

Hovering Northern Harrier Plus My Lifer Harris’s Sparrow

2018-03-20T06:17:11+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Harris's Sparrow, Northern Harriers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In some shrubs next to Glover Pond I saw two sparrows and the one that quickly drew my eye was a lovely first winter Harris's Sparrow, jackpot, a lifer!

No Willet Split Plus Other Nerdy Bird News

2017-07-02T06:15:55+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Northern Harriers, Northern Shrikes, Pinellas County, Utah, Willets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just because Willets weren't split this year doesn't mean they won't be split in the future, who knows what changes will be made a year from now.

Two Months of Photographing a Cooperative Northern Harrier

2017-05-13T13:08:50+00:00May 13th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Northern Harriers, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There was a very cooperative first spring male Northern Harrier in a location where I photographed Short-eared Owls last year in northern Utah and for two months I could reliably see and photograph it frequently.