Birdwatching at the Arcata Marsh

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Female Northern Harrier

I stretched the limits of my 55-200 lens on this female Northern Harrier, hunting at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in Humboldt County, California last month. It was a memorable trip.

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I was trying to get closer to some roosting Black-crowned Night Herons when I spotted this raptor out of the corner of my eye, cruising nearby.

Hunting Northern Harrier

Hunting Northern Harrier

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After the accipiter finally perched, I turned my attention back to the herons.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

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About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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4 Responses to Birdwatching at the Arcata Marsh

  1. Great pictures. Love birds! 🙂

  2. Maybe you should write a children’s book about birds and use your own photos as illustrations. You’re a great photographer!

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