Sunday, 31 July 2011

Marsh Harrier photos

Its not often some superb photos of local Marsh Harriers emerge however thankfully this time they have. All images below copyright John Bridges.

Though I hadn't noticed it in the field with the bird being high up and circling around its a juvenile! You can see the pale tips to the coverts and the generally rich dark chocolate brown colour of the pumage all over the body, I saw the cream crown in the field when the bird scratched its head but never saw the upperside of the birds plumage. Shame I didn't have as good views as John and Dave must have had from the hide at Rainton. But even though it was very high up still a brilliant bird to see so locally.

A question I am left with is; because its a juvenile where is it from?

Until next time, Foghorn out!

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