Just a single image this time.
I found this male Northern Harrier trying to catch some warming rays soon after the sun came up on a cold morning this past winter.
1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 640, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc
I was too close to keep from clipping body parts as he lifted off but as you can see I was fighting for depth of field and shutter speed in this light anyway so I was reasonably happy to get what I did..
One of the few things I miss about frigid winters is the approachability of some of the raptors when it’s very cold. I could never get this close to a perched harrier in the summer months.