According to the Illinois Raptor Center website, Northern Harriers are endangered in Illinois, which is why I am quite interested in them. It's not every day that you get to see an endangered species. Getting closer, but not quite satisfied yet:)
Thursday, January 3, 2013
I've been trying to get a local harrier for months now, but it has never allowed me a decent opportunity. Today I went hiking about 40 miles away and see yet another northern harrier! This one flew over and I got a couple of decent shots, but nothing to get too excited about. I had to crop these extensively, which of course makes for poorer picture quality, but I like detail, so these are better than nothing:) Harriers in flight are hard to capture because they do not have a predictable flight pattern. When I first saw it, I thought it was a gull flying erratically.
Posted by knapperbill at 6:34 PM