Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosa)
Marsh harriers were once an extremely rare bird in the UK, thanks to conservation efforts by the RSPB and other wildlife trusts they are now making a slow come back across Britain, In 2016 Marsh Harriers bred for the first time in Oxfordshire in over a hundred years at the RSPB Otmoor reserve. Its fantastic to see these birds in slow characteristic flight over the reed beds once more.
Juvenile marsh harrier hunting close!
Marsh harrier with remains of a starling, Otmoor RSPB
Close fly past juvenile Marsh harrier, winter at Otmoor RSPB