A Harrier Sunday

Yesterday, on my way to the Platte River in Nebraska, I stopped by Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri) to check out the bird activity. Several interesting findings there … today I’m highlighting a couple of Northern Harrier images I made of a harrier that was hunting over a marsh:         Stay tuned […]

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A Hunting Harrier at Sunset

One evening during my recent trip to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, a lone juvenile Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) was very actively hunting with the sun beginning to set. Staying inside and using my vehicle as a blind, the harrier got pretty close to the car and obliged me with some nice images with the lovely […]

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Short-Eared Owl Party

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post of the Snowy Owl, I had a wonderful evening Sunday with the Short-Eared Owls (Asio flammeus) at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area, in southwest, Missouri. The number of owls were down from my last visit there, in early January. I suspect that some of the owls may have moved, based […]

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Prairie Hunters

This post includes the final Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) images that I captured last weekend during my Short-Eared Owl photo trip. In today’s post, a female Northern Harrier is actively hunting over the prairie:     Once a potential meal has been spotted, the legs come down and the bird prepares to make a catch: […]

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Northern Harriers, Up Close & Personal

  During my weekend short-eared owl photo trip, I also photographed a lot of Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) that were active over the prairie. I always enjoy watching the harriers, flying low and often hovering over the tall grasses, in search of mice and other small animals. Today’s post includes some close-up images I was […]

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Northern Harriers

During my recent visit to Squaw Creek NWR, I was amazed at the number of Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) flying about the refuge. Most of the time, there were multiple harriers gliding low over the open fields and marshes. Several times I looked up and saw harriers flying overhead:           Tomorrow […]

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