[Tweeters] A pishing Northern Harrier?
hayncarl at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 06:21:31 PST 2021
On further thought, I imagine a harrier’s typical ‘cluck’ call would
require a ‘flapping gums’ delivery.
On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 5:47 AM Carl Haynie <hayncarl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tweets,
> I was out along W Snoqualmie River Rd in King County late yesterday
> afternoon just before it started to mist when I saw an interesting sight.
> In my scope I was enjoying a distant adult female Northern Harrier perched
> down low in tall grass. As I watched, it started ‘flapping its gums’
> similar to how a house cat reacts when a bird appears outside the window.
> While inaudible to me, it wasn’t to a Marsh Wren that popped up out of the
> grass behind it!
> Once seeing the source, the wren quickly dove back down. Was the harrier
> pishing out prey species? After all, they are known to take sparrows and
> such. I’m guessing it probably was not on account it wouldn’t have been in
> any position to quickly catch anything. Then again, maybe it was taking
> Carl Haynie
> Sammamish, WA
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