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Marsh Harrier

By PaulLiley  
Taken at Leighton Moss. Having stupidly deleted the images from my memory card before downloading them onto my computer-they were miraculously recovered by a friend of my son-thanks to him they appear now in my portfolio. This is the juvenile I believe. Managed to see a Bittern in flight but only managed a blurred shot. They fly above the reeds quite low and quickly before going down again into the reedbeds.

Tags: Bird Birds of prey Harrier Marsh harrier Raptors Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Feb 2012 7:47AM
Very glad to hear you have managed to recover your deleted images, Paul, great news Smile Carol

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Ray42 10 3 England
9 Feb 2012 8:09AM
Nice one Paul - This is also a bird that evades me to get close enough to photograph it - I must see three or four every visit but they always seem far off - one day....
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
9 Feb 2012 8:11AM
There seems to be a good population where I go a lot down at Ham Wall in Somerset at the moment, the species as a whole seem to be doing well this year. You've certainly done this one justice, well done to you.....

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Feb 2012 9:00AM
Nice one Paul, excellent news about your images.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 11:45AM
Amazed to learn it was possible to recover this image. Would have been a real loss!

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 11:49AM
A super in flight capture here Paul!
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 12:43PM
A well taken image...
Nice comp...
Well done...

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 2:05PM
Good inflight capture Paul,
with the full wing span.
Super shot.
9 Feb 2012 3:20PM
Good capture Paul.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 7:43PM
Lovely shot !!! the spread in those massive notch !
Thank goodness you managed to save your images Paul. Love this one against the blue sky.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Feb 2012 10:16PM
The youngsters can run rings around us when it comes to technology,lucky you .
17 Feb 2012 12:41AM
Thats a cracking capture. I tried photographing these birds at Minsmere but I could only classify my images as record shots. I admire your skill in achieving such results.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 1:04PM
I spend a lot of time looking for these but have never actually seen one. A very good capture

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