Here are some hunting and flight shots of a male harrier and his mate....both superb fliers who without doubt are the hardest working of the raptors. Their wing flight position is above horizontal....what they call dihedral and in this position most of the forward momentum is converted to lift causing very little loss in energy especially on windy days. I just love it when they turn on a dime and plunge into the hay fields and equally quickly return to the sky....their true element. There is no question that these birds are masterful in flight. Hope you enjoy these photos and do comment please as it is the only way for me to know what's up.....so....what's up mate?