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.

Marsh harrier overhead!
Marsh harrier overhead!

Juvenile marsh harrier hunting close!

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Marsh harrier, Cley marshes
Marsh harrier, Cley marshes
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Marsh harrier with prey
Marsh harrier with prey

Marsh harrier with remains of a starling, Otmoor RSPB

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Marsh harrier in golden light
Marsh harrier in golden light
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Marsh harrier fly past
Marsh harrier fly past

Close fly past juvenile Marsh harrier, winter at Otmoor RSPB

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Hanging over the reed bed
Hanging over the reed bed
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Harrier flight
Harrier flight
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Marsh harrier, Watching!
Marsh harrier, Watching!
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Marsh harrier landing
Marsh harrier landing
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