Juvenile Northern Harrier

I photographed this Juvenile Northern Harrier after it made the American Kestrel (American Kestrel With Wings Spread) I posted about leave its perch. The American Kestrel came back and made this Northern Harrier leave the perch. This all took place within seconds. I had little time to get photos of the Harrier.

To get this photograph, I had to raise my camera and lens off of the bean bag I had draped over the window of my pickup. This was because of the brush I had in front of me. I used the upper door frame to hold my camera steady.

Juvenile Northern Harrier Juvenile Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 31, 2022 (8:48 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm