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Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus - Hen Harrier - полевой лунь

 

I missed this image in my last week's photos and thought I had an occasion to publish it.

 

We went for a ride today to the Tolmachevo Airport on the western outskirts of Novosibirsk. The airport must have been on a lunch break, with no activity in about an hour apart from a single Il-76 landing, but the airfield was full of other flying machines. Among them was a hen harrier - he was scanning the tall dry grass for prey, I couldn't get a good shot, though, because of the moving air.

 

On our way back we spotted another harrier near the M-51 highway - I took a few more pictures from a long distance.

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Taken on May 15, 2010