Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus (female) hunts along the open fields at Middle Creek near Kleinfeltersville, pa.. They glide along close to the ground and when spotting something dive and try to catch it. If you get a chance to watch what they do it isn’t usually a catch on the landing. Instead they beat around in the grass hoping to flush its prey much like a rabbit hunter kicks the bush. When pouncing they will grab mouse and any grass in the way. This one almost knocked my camera over.
d200, 200 to 400