Harry The Harrier Hawk on Fence Post - New Zealand  by AndreaEL
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This hawk landed across the road from our front gate. Magnificent creatures.
A Harrier is any of several species of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds. The scientific name, Circinae, arises from the slow circling for prey. Harrier Hawks became a protected bird in NZ in 1985, they nest on the ground and their breeding season begins in June. They can soar for hours without signs of fatigue. They can be seen year round drifting over the countryside soaring in wide circles, and you will often find them scavenging on road kill.
Location Taken: Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35

Harry The Harrier Hawk

A Hawks View

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • bowenite
    boweniteover 4 years ago

    Nice shot. Cheers Gordon.

  • Thanks Gordon, I appreciate the comment!

    – AndreaEL

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    This is an absolute beauty…

  • Thanks Ginger, it took me days to capture this, then he landed outside our front gate.

    – AndreaEL

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 4 years ago

    Super beautiful capture !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thanks Erik, your comments are inspiring.

    – AndreaEL

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    Andrea! This is an amazing capture! What a beautiful hawk!

  • I have been trying for weeks to catch him, then he landed outside our gate, I got 5 shots off then he was off.

    – AndreaEL

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous bird, what a great capture, well done.

  • Thanks Paul, I waited for a long time to get that, appreciate your comment!

    – AndreaEL

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenover 4 years ago

    Your work has been accepted in Gems Gone Unnoticed.

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

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