[Tweeters] RE: Northern Harrier at Wooodland Park

Debbie McLeod athanases at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 29 23:40:32 PDT 2010


At ZooTunes Sunday night - I was digging Herbie Hancock getting funky with Watermelon Man, but he had stiff competition in the antics of several Northern Harriers swooping back and forth across the North Meadow. They were present, in and out of the trees and flying fairly low over the crowd for at least a couple of hours. At points, their near-constant vocalizing was louder than the music! I don't know what prey they might have been eyeing - someone's picnic, or a very small child?

It reminded me of a Little League game I attended recently, during which a pair of Osprey repeatedly brought prey to their nestlings cozily ensconsed atop one of the field's light standards. I was pretty excited, but very few others seemed interested (despite my pointing and exclamations)...

Debbie McLeod
Kirkland


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