Norther Harriers flirting
Brazoria NWR, SE Texas
This was kinda neat to watch, although it was so far away from where I was sitting that the photos aren't clear. Why don't these things ever happen right in front of us?? Anyway, these are 2 Harriers linking talons, one upside down, in midair. I think I read that it's a courtship ritual. In this particular sequence, it was a missed attempt. A few moments later, but farther away, they were successful. They link up and just freefall for a moment.
Having some trouble with arthritis in my hands these days so viewing your photos but haven't been commenting. I'll catch up soon!