L 22" W 47"
Video clip (female flying)
Northern Harrier taped in Wise County Jan. 2001 by Mary Curry.
Video Clip (male coursing over field)
Taped in Denton County on Pruett Road in Jan. 2001
Video clip (female sitting on the ground)
Female Northern Harrier taped in Wise County Jan. 2001 by Mary Curry.
FIELD IDENTIFICATION: In winter this hawk is often seen flying low over over fields and marshes (although at times it will soar). The male is frosty gray and white, with black wing-tips, and part of the wings' trailing edge is black. In contrast, the female is generally brown and streaked all over. Both male and female have a distinctive white rump. Formerly known as Marsh Hawk.
by Claire Curry
Photo by Mary Curry on October 22, 2001 in Greenwood, Texas