Australasian Harrier, Kahu is commonly seen flying over farmland through out NZ.
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.
By now it is feeling safe and is about to start feeding
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)
This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture
This prize was too good to risk loosing!
A rather stringee bit
Australasian Harrier garding its food
This is serious!
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