Marsh Harriers

06.04.2014 | Karow | Berlin

I was really happy to see the pair of Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus) back in their territories. I already found them last year and was able to watch them raising their chicks. Now they are rebuilding their nest which is between high vegetation on the ground. Western Marsh Harriers are rare and had difficulties finding fitting territories which led to nesting far from lakes in fields where the farmers killed lots of them by accident.

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