Female Hen Harrier Hunting



This morning at Oe I photographed this female as it hunted small passerines in the reeds.

The reeds at Oe have lots of Reed, Meadow and Masked Bunting, along with Zitting Cisticola, Eurasian Siskin, Brambling, and Chinese Penduline Tit – any of which would be targeted by a harrier.

This particular effort by the harrier was unsuccessful, however, although she did move on to other sections of reed banks and most likely caught some prey.

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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