Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

A decreasing winter visitor and passage migrant in Norfolk.

Scroll down for the North American form hudsonius, Northern Harrier (or Marsh Hawk).

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Hen Harrier, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009 - a very late spring migrant

 

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juvnile male Hen Harrier, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 29th October 2011

 

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Hen Harrier, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 1st May 2013

 

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male Hen Harrier, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 1st January 2015

 

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Hen Harrier, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 20th March 2009

 

male Hen Harrier, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 6th April 2009

 

Hen Harrier, north of Flitcham (Norfolk, UK), 14th February 2009

 

Hen Harrier, between Choseley and Docking (Norfolk, UK), 17th January 2009

 

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Hen Harrier, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 29th August 2009 - an exceptionally early autumn record

 

Hen Harrier, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2011

 

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Hen Harrier pursued by Merlin, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 29th April 2011

 

Hen Harrier, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 17th October 2011 - in the feld this looked as orangey as the Northern Harrier below and, given that it shows one or two other features a little bit suggestive of Northern Harrier I cannot at the moment rule out the possibility, unlikely as it is, that this is another Northern Harrier. Hybrid Pallid x Hen Harrier has also been mooted as a possibility but, though the photos are unfortunately not sufficient for a 100% positive ID it is in all probability just a Hen Harrier.

 

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Hen Harrier, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2014

 

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Hen Harrier, Oare Marshes (Kent, UK), 26th December 2012

 

Hen Harrier, Hell Pit, Bittering (Norfolk, UK), 26th December 2013

 

 

Hen Harrier, Belmont Ring, near Flitcham (Norfolk, UK), 23rd January 2016