I spy a northern harrier catching a little sun

With the face of an owl and the body of a hawk, the Northern Harrier (or marsh hawk) is a raptor – a bird of prey – are often welcomed by farmers – they eat the mice that damage crops and pose no threat to poultry as some hawks do. This juvenile was a welcome sight for local birder John Tschopp, when he was spotted warming up on a fence post on a recent frosty morning.

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Northern Harrier. Pemberton, December 2018. Photo by John Tschopp

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