Heres a series of long range pics from John of a Shorty showing a Hen Harrier who's boss!
|On yer bike|
Images from J.Bridges from a private study site up on the escarpment. JBee. Northeastwildlife.co.uk
The Gin Trap Ninja writes to tell me he recognises this individual & has snapped it several times..... just how many individuals and how far these Harriers have been travelling is unclear at best.... the ringtail i watched mid week was only a mile away but a very different looking creature.
One tactic these Harriers seem to employ on a regular basis, which i havnt seen or heard with Shorties is to "catch" a whole mouse / vole nest and feel through it whilst flying, disguarding all vegetative matter but keeping a firm hold on the meal inside.