Saturday, December 5, 2009

Northen Harrier

Another interesting visitor showed up at the landfill today. A Northern Harrier was seen prowling the landfill, flying low and pouncing frequently. This isn't the first time a harrier has been seen on the landfill with the last one seen in January after the major ice storm. They typically like marshy wet open areas where they fly low over the ground and drop down on prey. The most obvious field mark is the large white rump patch along with their owl-like facial disk.


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