of Pallid Harrier seem to be increasing in western Europe - I remember
the excitement and discussion around the first time I saw this species
a few decades ago
- nowadays it seems that this species
should almost be expected.... Despite this fall from status as a star
rarity it is a welcome addition to anyhouse list!
I was stuck in the house with work but when this thing turned up
outside my office window I just had to get out there. This bird stayed
in the area for a few days and could conceivably be the same bird I saw
on Hernar earlier in the month.
First year male Pallid Harrier flying over my house,, Nautnes, Øygarden,
The pale eye indicates that this bird is a male.
This bird had a very tatty looking tail
Pallid Harrier, Nautnes, 30 September 2015
The obvious neck collar, narrow hand, four "fingers" and boomerang on
the carpals are all visible in this image.