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Northern Harrier Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: One of my nemesis birds, they're a species I often see but I just can't get close to in South Dakota. I have several photos below, but most include a healthy dose of habitat in the frame, simply because I can't get close enough to get that frame-filling shot of a Northern Harrier, particularly for the males.  My favorite photo is of the female in flight below, taken November 26th, 2008 on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands near Pierre.

Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 1 - Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier 2 - Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier 3 - Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier 4 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 1

October 9th, 2006
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 2

January 28th, 2007
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 3

April 19th, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Northern Harrier 4

April 19th, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Northern Harrier 5 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 6 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 7 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 8 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 5

April 19th, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Northern Harrier 6

April 19th, 2007
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Northern Harrier 7

November 26th, 2008
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 8

November 26th, 2008
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 9 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 10 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 11 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 12 - Circus hudsonius

Northern Harrier 9

November 26th, 2008
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 10

July 11th, 2009
Sully County, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 11

April 18th, 2011
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Northern Harrier 12

April 18th, 2011
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Northern Harrier.


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