“Sixteen species of harrier are found throughout the world, and are spread as far apart as Australia and South America.
They are, arguably, one of the most elegant groups of raptors and, typically, they sail low over open country on wings held in a shallow V shape as they search out their prey.
They are also known for their spectacular display flights early in the breeding season.
This talk explores this fascinating group of birds, with particular emphasis on our own Hen Harrier, which I have studied and monitored on the uplands of Wales since 1974.”
This illustrated presentation will take place at St Bridget’s Church Centre, St Bridget’s Lane, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 3JT.
The above photograph, of a Hen Harrier in flight, was taken by Keith.