Monday, March 28, 2011

23 - 24 Feb 2011: Pied Harriers, Ulu Dedap (Part 3)

Without apology, here are lots and lots of unmistakable adult males, surely one of the best raptors in the world!






























































This one popped out of a ditch really close, but was gone in a flash!





















The low sun and dark rain clouds near dusk made for some impressive lighting!




















































Love those panther eyes!








































There was a single, very distinctive 1st winter male.



















At the roost.





























































































And hunting.

An adult female.

























At the roost. She seemed to have lost the use of her left eye.





















































In flight.













Wing-on profile comparison with Eastern Marsh, showing the small, almost owl-like head and short neck of Pied.

Finally, some dusk shots of harriers coming to roost.





5 comments:

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

First time for me to see a juvenile male transforming into adult. Really nice comparison to the Eastern Marshes as well.

Ari said...

Really stunning shots! Dave. Love the evening shots...

Erwin Luesink said...

What a beauty!

John said...

Those adult male Pied Harriers are absolutely irresistible !

Great sunsets, too.

digdeep said...

Thanks to one and all!