This is an exciting new sighting for our property at Strangways – a pair of Spotted Harriers, seen swooping together with legs dropped just above the canopy this morning.
By the time I’d grabbed the camera, one had disappeared, and I only managed a few hasty and not very good shots of the other. But enough to confirm what they were. I’ve included a distant shot to show the distinctive upper plumage.
This may be the pair sighted on the Mooloort Plains in past years (although more recently?).