The northern harrier is a slender, medium-sized hawk, with a long tail, wings and legs, a characteristic white rump, and a distinctive ‘facial disc’, which gives it an owl-like appearance. Typically hunting from a slow, buoyant flight, usually quite low to the ground, the northern harrier takes a variety of prey, ranging from small mammals and birds to reptiles, amphibians, insects, larger mammals and birds, and sometimes carrion. It is resident on Arran with widespread breeding and some of the sightings being at Boguillie, the String, Kilmory, Ross Road and Machrie Moor. They nest on the ground being a bird of open landscapes such as heather moorland.
Arran is an area of international importance with 5% of the UK breeding population.
8.5cm x 10.5cm