I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) perched near the trail and I’ve not had my camera. And having my camera seems to guarantee they’re in flight, at a distance. But oneday this male stopped. It’s not what I wanted. I’ll keep trying.
Harriers fly low as they search for food across marshlands and fields, taking sudden turns and dives. The British Royal Air Force named its Harrier aircraft after these birds, inspired by their maneuverability.