bird photography : northern harrier

The only North American harrier, the Northern Harrier is a bird of prey of open terrain, where it courses low over fields in search of animals like voles, rats, and other small rodents, though its diet varies by location and season and can include small birds, large insects, snakes, lizards, and amphibians.  The Northern Harrier hunts primarily by sight but may also rely on its sense of hearing; upon detecting prey hidden by dense cover, it may hover low over the site and attempt to drive the prey out into the open.
The only North American harrier, the Northern Harrier is a bird of prey of open terrain, where it courses low over fields in search of animals like voles, rats, and other small rodents, though its diet varies by location and season and can include small birds, large insects, snakes, lizards, and amphibians. The Northern Harrier hunts primarily by sight but may also rely on its sense of hearing; upon detecting prey hidden by dense cover, it may hover low over the site and attempt to drive the prey out into the open.
Equipment:Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f8; 1/1600 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 200
Date:December 10, 2007 12:20 pm
Location:Payne's Prairie State Preserve / Micanopy, FL
 



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