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Ringtail - Isle of Jura Hunting over the moorland on the wonderful Isle of Jura.  Unfortunately the male that we saw was a lot further away. Circus cyaneus,Hen harrier,Isle of Jura,Scotland Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ringtail - Isle of Jura

Hunting over the moorland on the wonderful Isle of Jura. Unfortunately the male that we saw was a lot further away.

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  1. Wow! Great shot, David! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you Christine, they're hard to see around us at home - persecution from gamekeepers - going to Isle of Man for 4 days next weekend so may get lucky there {;¬) Posted 10 months ago
      1. Good luck! Posted 10 months ago
  2. My favourite part of the world. Great action shot David - Niel Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you Niel, I'm with you there, when we've been in Alaska or Canada or other places, we've generally said.... Just like the North West of Scotland, but bigger, or with bigger whales or with bears..!1 Posted 10 months ago
  3. What a scene, love it. Best of luck on the upcoming weekend! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, yes lucky there, saw a male 3 days before but much further away, Posted 10 months ago

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The hen harrier or northern harrier is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two subspecies. Marsh hawk is a historical name for the American form.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
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Uploaded Jan 26, 2022. Captured Oct 21, 2021 15:02.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO640
  • 400mm