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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.
I have been on the hunt for almost a year now to get a decent capture of a Harrier Hawk. So far this is one of the better shots taken in a moving car along the side of the road. They are very flighty and the moment you stop the car they take off. I will continue my quest, I know I can do better than this.

Location Taken: Southland, New Zealand March 2011.
Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35

A Hawks View

Harry The Harrier Hawk

Falcon-Karearea – Endangered in New Zealand

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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

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 3 years ago

    Andrea, Magnificent capture & photo!!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and support Greg, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    great capture Andrea

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and support Lynn, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Nice and clear! Mine would’ve been a big blur!

  • Thank you Viv, I had many blurs yesterday, this was a lucky shot. Appreciate your support.

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Andrea

  • Thank you Shulie for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    This is so very well done! Bravo!

  • Thank you Pamela for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Kudos!!!! :))))

  • Thank you Cookie for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Amazing action image, excellent work.

  • Thank you Byron for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Andrea! Wow—-what perfect timing! XXSUEXX

  • Thank you Sue for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 3 years ago

    Good effort Andrea. Its really quite difficult to get a sharp shot of a bird in flight as you have managed here. Also, from this vantage-point one gets the sense of flying along just behind the bird so it works for me.

  • Thank you Carl for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated. The hawks have been eluding me for over a year, and one of these days I will get what I am looking for, it takes but patience.

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 3 years ago

    Nicely captured Andrea!

  • Thank you Trev for your lovely comment & support, very much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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