Views: 66 (40 Unique) 
Vote 23
Award Shortlist   

Male Marsh Harrier

By Andysnapper

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."



Tags: Birds General Raptor Marsh harrier Wildlife and nature

Voters: dven, callaby, johnke and 20 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Ticket discount with EZPTPS18 for The Photography Show 2018


Lovely shot Andy.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

johnke Plus
5 223 15
24 Apr 2013 7:13AM
Beautiful Andy, well captured and composed, lovely image and not an easy take, well done....John
24 Apr 2013 7:32AM
Well captured.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
24 Apr 2013 7:35AM
A fine capture, Andy. Carol
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2013 7:51AM
fine catch Smile
marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 8:50AM
Great shot Andy quite difficult to manage the exposure against that sky I woul imagine. Very well captured indeed
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
24 Apr 2013 10:47AM
A great bif capture, well done
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 11:18AM
An interesting foreword supported by a wonderfully captured inflight.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Great in flight capture.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.