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Displaying Marsh Harriers

The Marsh Harriers were putting on a tremendous show at Strumpshaw Fen on Sunday with up to six birds in the air at the same time. Unfortunately they never come very close to the hide so these shots are not the best but, hopefully, they give some idea of the thrilling action to be seen.

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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

Must have been a pleasure just to watch this display. let alone take pictures ?
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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

Thanks for sharing these nice pictures, it's always a joy to watch the Harriers in their display behavior. With some luck/given the weather conditions the first ones should arrive here by end April, one month delay or more.

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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

Thanks for the comments but I didn't realise quite how poor these photos were until I viewed them the day after posting. It is a combination of poor light and distance, as they are always too far away for my equipment. I will have to regard them as record shots of some brilliant bird behaviour.

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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

Cool aerobatics! I saw one male of my two resident pairs the day before yesterday for the first time this year. A day earlier we had good "flying weather" with lots of migrating birds overhead, including a male Hen Harrier! That's something I don't get to often. Had unfortunately only binoculars and no camera at hand ...
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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

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Thanks for the comments but I didn't realise quite how poor these photos were until I viewed them the day after posting. It is a combination of poor light and distance, as they are always too far away for my equipment. I will have to regard them as record shots of some brilliant bird behaviour.

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Well I would not say they are poor. They lack detail, true, I suppose because of the sheer distance but they have good composition elements and are sharp. Maybe they will benefit from less aggressive cropping?
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Re: Displaying Marsh Harriers

Must've been a cracking display Ron, and as others have said the shots are not too shabby!
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