Images tagged by kahu
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.
A rather stringy bit
Eyes on the sky as other birds are also looking for food.
This was taken just before a younger Harrier landed featured in the next picture.
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown colouring (body & eyes)
Australasian Harrier guarding it's food
Here we see two male Harriers fighting over who gets to eat first. This skirmish was over very quickly (2 sec).