Australasian Harrier garding its food
This mature bird has just landed to inspect a possum it has spied in farm paddock, Coast Rd Wainuiomata. NB. the legs have a interesting coverage of feathers that I have not seen in any other pictures or illustrations.
This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture
Australasian Harrier, Kahu is commonly seen flying over farmland through out NZ.
By now it is feeling safe and is about to start feeding
A rather stringee bit
Eyes on the sky as other birds are also looking for food.
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)
This prize was too good to risk loosing!
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