Bird Photos / Northern HarrierLast Update: 3/3/2015
We saw these first Northern Harriers from the Stone Harbor area near Cape May, NJ and the hawk watch platform near the Cape May lighthouse in late October, 2005. You can see the copper color of its underside, and the white stripe at the base of its tail.
I saw the bird in the next two photos at Swan Harbor Farms in MD in early October 2006.
I saw the bird in the next photo at Bombay Hook, DE in late December 2006.
This next harrier (a mature bird) flew over the hawk watch at Turkey Point in early October 2007.
A Crow harrasses a Harrier at Swan Harbor on November 2nd, 2008.
This Harrier was also at Swan Harbor, but on January 4th, 2009.
This bird flew over the impoundment at Swan Harbor in early April, 2009.
I saw several Harriers at Bosque del Apache NWR, NM on October 25th, 2009.
This one flew over the Turkey Point hawk watch on October 24th, 2010.
I saw this Harrier hunting near Shearness Pool in Bombay Hook NWR, DE on December 11th, 2010.
This was one of two Northern Harriers I saw at Swan Harbor on November 6th, 2012.
These Harriers were scuffling in mid-air over the lighthouse parking lot at Cape May, NJ on November 26th, 2012.
I saw this bird hunting over the marsh at Bombay Hook on December 7th, 2013.
Joyce and I saw this Harrier eating a small animal in a field near New Castle, DE on January 1st, 2014.
This one flew over Swan Harbor on March 2nd, 2014.
I saw this one at Swan Harbor on January 25th, 2015.
This bird flew over the boat launch area of Elk River Park in Cecil County, MD on March 1st, 2015.