Northern Harrier flies low searching for prey.

Video 1
The Harrier hunts, dives for prey, but comes up empty.
Video 2
The Harrier continues to patrol the territory. 
What a beauty!

Northern Harriers hunt grasslands for small mammals.  This hawk flies low over the area, searching for prey.  It holds its wings in a dihedral, which allows it to fly at very low speeds without stalling. 
Both videos end with a slow motion repeat of the closest views of the Harrier

   Produced by SEA
Video by Trudy Battaly

Northern Harrier:   Hunting in Grasslands
Feb 24, 2009

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