Marsh Harrier predating starlings coming into roost.

This stunning footage of a female Marsh Harrier was captured at 5pm last night (25/01/2017) just as the light was fading over reedbeds. The Harrier was filmed just as the light was fading attempting to predate starlings, or scavenging dead starlings which had collided with others which had then fallen into the reedbed below during a murmuration.

Last year the resident pair of Marsh Harriers produced at least one single male fledgling from this location. Marsh Harrier are usually a migrant to the UK, but this particular pair have been resident at this particular reed bed all winter.

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Female Marsh Harrier flying over reedbeds

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