That is a beautiful bird! Great shot
Thanks, Deb. They're very interesting to observe. I'll have to spend a day out there sometime just watching them!
(formerly Marsh Hawk). The Northern Harrier
has a facial disk of smooth feathers much like an owl's. The disk reflects the sounds of prey to its ears, thus aiding the bird in its hunting.
NICE capture, RAY!
Thanks, Larry! Yes, they are unique. Rather than perching in a tree, they like to fly low, looking and listening for prey. Very amusing to watch these birds.