We saw a Harrier attack a Mallard in flight, possibly repeatedly. They were so far away that we didn't realize what we saw until we enlarged the photos at home.
|Canada Geese |
Nesting on top of a small hill.
Got quite a few photos. Got it stop by making kissing noises.
|Harrier breaks off the attack. Male Mallard moving forward. Second Harrier moving in from the right.|
|Male Mallard inserts himself between the Harrier and the Female Mallard. This is how it ended. The Mallards were followed by the Harriers for a bit then they all went their own way. The Female Mallard didn't appear to be injured.|
They seem to be staying in the middle of the field and beyond so photo ops are pretty poor.
They had just locked claws and I missed it by seconds.
|Wigeon - Cackling Geese - Redhead - Bufflehead|