Harriers at Kern NWR

August 4, 2015 at 7:13 am (Bird photography, Birds - California, California, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, , )

Male Harrier in a dive

Male Harrier in a dive

At the end of January I visited the Kern National Wildlife Refuge near Bakersfield, California.  I saw a male northern harrier doing many swoops and dives, and I assumed he was displaying for a female who may have been perched on a tree.

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Sometimes he would break away as if hunting for a rodent, flying low over the grassy fields as harriers do. Read the rest of this entry »

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