Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Fancy Flyer

Fancy Flyer

Among the many raptors we had a chance to capture in flight on Dec. 14, 2014, at Ridgefield, was the Northern Harrier.  A superb flyer whether high in the sky or low to the ground.  This bird has an almost owl-like feathered disc around its face that accentuates its hearing capabilities for hunting.  Pictured is a juvenile with its plain pale underbelly and dark eyes.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 800, 500mm, 3:47 p.m.

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