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Observed: 2nd March 2010 By: SomersetWandererSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in Birds

I believe these to be photos of the same bird - they were taken within 10 seconds of each other. Not sure what the victim of this kill was or indeed whether it was a kill at all. Admitedly these are not the best pics however they may contain some ideas as to id. Believe this to be a Harrier - Marsh Harrier is most often seen at Greylake although Hen Harriers are also seen. Unfortunately pics don't give much help with regard to size.

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Long - wingedness suggest

Long - wingedness suggest Harrier - I agree you can rule out Hen Harrier as no white rump - so female/juvenile Marsh Harrier - most likely a juvenile I would say.

Rob Coleman

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Marsh Harrier vs Hen Harrier

Many thanks for your inputs - much appreciated. Hopefully when I next visit Greylake I will have enhanced my harrier id skills.