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i was here when pics were taken as i was looking for hen harriers but i am absolutely delighted that this has turned out to be a pallid harrier not only have i now added a pallid harrier to my spots i also got some pics of it too but in a way dissapointed i didn't get to see the male harrier that i actually set out to see.
May be a different bird?? Looks darker on the breast, the Cork bird was rather pale on the breast, hopefully better shots will be taken of this bird.Great record for NI.
hi alan,my mate who was with me took some pics as well his are a wee bit better as i was more excited about seeing the harrier than i was of taking pics but if i had known it was a pallid rather than a hen harrier a wee bit more time may have been taken over them gavin will post his shortly
Hi Bill,Gavin's photo of the upperparts shows this 2 Cal. bird has rather uniform upperwings, the Cork bird shows an very obvious suffuse pale area on the median covert's...