Apr 122013
Eagles and Harriers

March seemed to be a good time for Marsh Harriers and Greater Spotted Eagles down in the Dubai Pivot fields. Whilst I am used to seeing many Harriers this time of year, Greater Spotted Eagles are a different story. Whilst fairly common down the road at the Ras Al Khor sanctuary, in my experience this […]

Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus

Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus

The Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), also called Eurasian Marsh Harrier or simply Marsh Harrier, is a large bird of prey belonging to the harrier genus Circus. The species has a wide breeding range across Europe, north-west Africa, northern parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. It breeds in almost every country of Europe […]

Oct 242012
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Cley Marshes NWT, North Norfolk. UK

The marsh harrier or Western Marsh-harrier to give it its full name is another of the specialties of the Norfolk marshes. The marsh harrier has been breeding successfully here for many years and they fledged 9 young this year. They can be seen over the reed beds and marsh at almost any time of day, […]

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