Jul 072013
 

These photographs come from earlier in the spring. Northern Harriers migrate as summer approaches in order to take a pass on the Texas heat.

The harriers in these pictures are taking heat of another kind. Flying low over the reed beds at John Bunker Sands, the big raptors have attracted the attention of Red-winged Blackbirds eager to protect their nesting sites.

The Red-winged blackbirds rise up out of the cattails and give chase to the threatening harriers, effectively chasing them away.

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Northern Harrier - Harassed

Observation Details

County Dallas
Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit
City Seagoville
Date May 5, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Fleeing
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Northern Harrier Observation Location

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