Monday, March 31, 2014

MA - yard harrier 03/29

On Saturday afternoon Susannah woke me up from a mid-afternoon doze with a sudden cry of "male harrier over the field". Sure enough, a beautiful male Northern Harrier was quartering over the meadow behind the house. It was our first in Gill this year, certainly a migrant, and present for just a few minutes before 'tanking' through the yard and heading straight through to the north-east......and that was it - all over in just a few minutes. About our 7th record since September 2010, most of which have been juveniles in autumn.

 Northern Harrier - male, Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. March 29th, 2014.

1 comment:

Quodlibet said...

Stunning photos of one of my favorite birds! Thank you!

I'm a CT birder who birds often in the Pioneer Valley. I read your blog regularly and enjoy the photos and stories. Thank you!