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 prize was too good to risk loosing!
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)
Australasian Harrier, Kahu is commonly seen flying over farmland through out NZ.
Eyes on the sky as other birds are also looking for food.
By now it is feeling safe and is about to start feeding
A rather stringee bit
Here we see two male Harriers fighting over who gets to eat first. This skermish was over very quickly(2 sec).
This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture
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