Northern Harriers are among my favorite raptors. They caught my attention many years ago when I lived in a rural area of east Tennessee with plenty of open fields dotting the landscape. Several Northern Harriers wintered-over in the area and provided me with daily opportunities to observe their behavior.
Below, an earlier encounter with a Northern Harrier at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, WI, in 2009.
Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge and my article on Bird Banding at SIWR
Ijams Nature Center Walk-Abouts
Northern Harrier in Wisconsin