Northern Harrier Hawk with its Kill...She seems to like this fence post as she sits on it rather often. I looked out my bedroom window and saw her sitting there so photo time. When I brought the 500mm lens to focus I realized she had a mouse or some other small rodent as a kill in her talons. I captured shots of her eating her kill but figure this is the best as it also shows off her facial markings. She is a beauty. The fence post sits between 200 and 300 feet from my window and even with a 500mm lens she is still small in the whole area of the original capture. This is cut down to just the 8 x 10 area of the original which is 15.2 x 22.8 inches so there is a huge area around her of open space.
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