Marsh Harrier ( Male )
Fact File
Taken at Leighton Moss on 22nd April 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 



Female
Taken at Cley Marshes on 28th June 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens.

Fact File

 

Juvenile in flight and lunching at Cley Marshes Fact File
Marsh Harrier.
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Circus aeruginosus
Accipitriformes.
Acciditridae.

Western marsh harrier.
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Platform of reed stems over water within thick reed beds.
Hunts the reed beds for small birds, mammals and amphibians
The Marsh harrier was hunted to extinction in
the United Kingdom. After being reintroduced
from other regions, its population has steadily increased.
Male: grey wings and tail with black wing tips.
Female: light brown head, dark brown plumage,
wing has a cream patch.
47-57cm.
115-140cm.
April - June. 1 brood.
4 - 5
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