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Morning,

The wife and I spent a great day yesterday at Leighton Moss RSPB centre in Lancashire. Lovely and warm and finally lots of birds after a very quiet Spring. As we sat having lunch a male Marsh Harrier flew right overhead at about 50 feet and for once I had the camera to hand and the right lens on. A bit of a tricky shot as I was shooting into a clear blue sky but I did manage a few decent images.

Here's some RSPB words on the Marsh Harrier.
"The largest of the harriers, it can be recognised by its long tail and light flight with wings held in a shallow 'V'. It is distinguishable from other harriers by its larger size, heavier build, broader wings and absence of white on the rump. Females are larger than males and have obvious creamy heads. Its future in the UK is now more secure than at any time during the last century but historical declines and subsequent recovery means it is an Amber List species."

Cheers

Andy

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Male Marsh Harrier
Username:Andysnapper Andysnapper
Uploaded:24 Apr 2013 - 6:24 AM
Tags:Birds, General, Marsh harrier, Raptor, Wildlife / nature
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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 7:09 AM

Lovely shot Andy.
Cal

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:13 AM

Beautiful Andy, well captured and composed, lovely image and not an easy take, well done....John

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 7:32 AM

Well captured.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:35 AM

A fine capture, Andy. Carol

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cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:51 AM

fine catch Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 8:50 AM

Great shot Andy quite difficult to manage the exposure against that sky I woul imagine. Very well captured indeed

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ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 10:47 AM

A great bif capture, well done

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NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:18 AM

An interesting foreword supported by a wonderfully captured inflight.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
24 Apr 2013 - 3:33 PM

Great in flight capture.
Effrossini

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