Monday, 16 January 2012

Hen Harrier v Short-eared Owl

A trip out this morning in the lovely clear frosty weather let me witness a confrontation between a Hen Harrier and a Short-eared Owl. The owl had managed to catch a vole which the Harrier was trying to steal from it. It didn't succeed and eventually both went their seperate ways. The fighting shots are fairly well cropped so I just picked out some of the best from the sequence. I always considered the harrier to be much larger than the Owl, but these show that they are quite similar in size.


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hen harrier, bird, raptor, harrier, short-eared owl, fight
hen harrier, bird, raptor, harrier, short-eared owl, fight
hen harrier, bird, raptor, harrier, short-eared owl, fight
hen harrier, bird, raptor, harrier, short-eared owl, fight
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7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great job, steve! nice confrontation!

Robin said...

Steve, Wow, great captures!

Top Beater said...

Once in a lifetime moment there Steve! Top stuff!

Marc Heath said...

Truly great shots Steve.

David Dales said...

Beautifully captured

Barb said...

Oh my! First time here and it surely won't be the last!

Roger Bone said...

Hey Steve,

these are shots amazing, just brilliant.

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