How Big Is It ?
Aprox 43 - 51 cm, weighing 300 - 550 g
What does the Look Like ?
Smaller and more slender than Marsh Harrier. Male pale grey with white belly , female brown with banded tail and white rump, young like the female. in flight has broader wings than the related Mointagnus Harrier, glides and soars effortlessly in wings raised in a " V "
Where does it live?
Open countryside with meadows , fields, bogs and moorland
When does it Breed ?
May to July , 3- 6 eggs, Incubation 29 - 37 days , young fledging at 31 - 40 days, Nests on Ground
Where to see it
What does it eat?
Small mammals and birds up to Partridge size
What does it sound like?
" gye gye gye " alarm call " keckkeckkeck "
When to see it
Britain Jan- Dec