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Male Northern Harrier

Copyright Barbara Samuelson 2000

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus); Characterized by a white rump and owl-like facial disk. This is a male in courting display photographed near Abbott's Lagoon, California. During the courting display the male will soar into the air and move into a controlled stall, fall from it and then roll over only to soar up once more. This dramatic display can continue for two hours.

Copyright Barbara Samuelson 2004
Juvenile Northern Harrier on the hunt at Tomales, Pt. Reyes

Copyright Barbara Samuelson 2003
Male Northern Harrier "going in" with legs extended onto some prey.

Copyright Barbara Samuelson 2003
Adult Male Northern Harrier
at Abbott's Lagoon

Copyright Barbara Samuelson 2003
Adult Female Northern Harrier
at Abbott's Lagoon

 


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