Marsh Harrier (Western Marsh-Harrier) Circus aeruginosus

Technically a rare breeding bird in the UK, but whilst this description was appropriate a few years ago they've done extremely well and can hardly be described as rare in Norfolk now.

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Marsh Harrier, Blakeney (Norfolk, UK), 26th April 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 17th December 2011

 

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Marsh Harrier, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 19th May 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 17th December 2011 - a different individual from the one above

 

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Marsh Harrier, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 17th December 2011 - a third bird

 

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Marsh Harrier, south of Brancaster (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 13th March 2010

 

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Marsh Harrier, Stiffkey (Norfolk, UK), 14th March 2015

 

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Marsh Harrier, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 7th June 2008

 

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Marsh Harriers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 7th February 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 3rd November 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Burnham Norton (Norfolk, UK), 3rd November 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Blakeney Point (Norfolk, UK), 27th May 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 3rd December 2010

 

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Marsh Harriers, Strunpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 14th April 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier (with white belly patch), Strunpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 7th March 2015

 

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Marsh Harriers (mobbing escaped Harris's Hawk), Strunpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 14th April 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th June 2004

 

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Marsh Harrier, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 12th February 2011

 

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Marsh Harrier, Wolferton (Norfolk, UK), 30th August 2011

 

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Marsh Harrier, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th January 2014

 

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Marsh Harrier, Wolferton (Norfolk, UK), 30th August 2011 (same bird as above)

 

Marsh Harrier, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 3rd August 2002

 

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Marsh Harrier, Holt Lowes (Norfolk, UK), 4th August 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Holkham (Norfolk, UK), 10th July 2004

 

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Marsh Harrier, Granelli (Sicily, Italy), 29th April 2012

 

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Marsh Harrier, Colkirk (Norfolk, UK), 30th June 2015

 

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Marsh Harrier, Sculthorpe Moor (Norfolk, UK), 5th April 2014

 

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Marsh Harrier, Capo Murro di Porco (Sicily, Italy), 23rd April 2012

 

Marsh Harrier, Stiffkey (Norfolk, UK), 1st October 2013

 

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Marsh Harrier, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 12th May 2007

 

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Marsh Harriers, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 2nd May 2015

 

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Marsh Harrier, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 10th June 2006

 

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Marsh Harrier, Coxford (Norfolk, UK), 7th August 2009

 

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Marsh Harriers, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 26th December 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 12th May 2007

 

Marsh Harrier, Camargue (Bouche-du-Rhone, France), 25th May 2000

 

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Marsh Harrier, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 27th June 2015 - carrying prey, possibly a gull or tern chick

 

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Marsh Harrier, Sculthorpe Moor (Norfolk, UK), 10th April 2010

 

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Marsh Harrier, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 21st May 2004

 

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Marsh Harrier, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 21st May 2004

 

Marsh Harrier, Desringham (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2007

 

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Marsh Harrier, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 31st March 2007

 

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Marsh Harriers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 13th October 2007

 

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pair of Marsh Harriers, undisclosed site (Norfolk, UK), 5th April 2008

 

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Marsh Harriers, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th April 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Göksu Delta (Turkey), 9th May 2010

 

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Marsh Harrier, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th July 2007

 

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Marsh Harrier, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 10th May 2008

 

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Marsh Harriers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd December 2011 (top 4 are one bird, lower 4 are another)

 

Marsh Harrier, south of Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 12th October 2007

 

Marsh Harriers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 5th January 2008

 

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Marsh Harrier, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 4th January 2014

 

Marsh Harrier, near Portobello (Sardinia, Italy), 18th April 2008

 

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Marsh Harrier, Capo Caccia (Sardinia, Italy), 13th April 2008

 

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Marsh Harrier, near Porto Pollo (Corsica, France), 15th April 2008

 

Marsh Harrier, northern Sardinia (Italy), 13th April 2008

 

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Marsh Harrier, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 18th April 2009

 

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male, female and juvenile Marsh Harriers, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 5th July 2008. These were taken during a double food-pass: the last 3 photos show 1) male with prey, female approaching from left; 2) male has passed prey and turned back left, female has just caught the prey; juvenile is appearing below; 3) female has passed the prey, juvenile has caught it.

 

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Marsh Harrier, Sculthorpe Moor (Norfolk, UK), 24th March 2008

 

Marsh Harrier, Belchite Steppes (Aragon, Spain), 16th June 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Beacon Hill (Norfolk, UK), 2nd July 2009

 

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Marsh Harrier, Choseley (Norfolk, UK), 25th August 2011

 

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Marsh Harrier, Sculthorpe Moor (Norfolk, UK), 10th April 2010

 

Marsh Harrier, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 7th June 2004

 

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Marsh Harrier, near Capo Murro di Porco (Sicily, Italy), 2nd May 2012

 

Marsh Harrier, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 30th January 2009

 

Marsh Harrier, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 26th October 2014 - ropey pictures of an oddly-marked individual

 

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Marsh Harriers, Martham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 3rd April 2016