Friday, February 19, 2010

Northern Harrier

Driving the causeway to Antelope Island at the Great Salt Lake in Utah produced this Harrier hunting the shoreline. It was a pretty cool close encounter, and our first for the day!


9 comments:

Brad Myers said...

Great photos, it looks like it was another productive trip for you.

Chris said...

A nice encounter for a great picture... I love the second one! Have a nice week end.

Montanagirl said...

Good shots! He really stands out against the snowy background in the second one.

Rick Kratzke said...

Very nice photo. Beautiful tail markings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have to admit,right now I am jealous.To get a Harrier shot like these is unbelievable.Maybe some day my turn will come.Great work!
Blessings,Ruth

Leeloo said...

Awesome, I really like the first photo, what a gorgeous bird! Raptors in flight make for great photo ops :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great shots of the harrier! I watched one do his sweeping/backflip display yesterday- SO cool! Nice flight shots! (speaking of - yes! I am still using the Sigma 500...however i hear that they are coming out with an image stabilized lens...)

Eve said...

One of my favorite birds Hannibal. All the years I had them up north and never got a close up picture. I did see one here not long ago but they arent as common for me, now that I'm in the woods.

denapple said...

I love their dish shaped face! It's great to see a shot of an adult this close.