The Marsh Harrier, 28 and 301213, Karnataka
Oh…apparently it is now called the
Its scientific name is Cirrus spilonotus….and they do remind me of the cloud that bears the same first name.
It’s a winter visitor to our country, amongst others…it breeds in the grasslands and wetlands of southern Siberia, northern Mongolia, north-east China, Manchuria and Japan, and migrates for the northern winter to South-east Asia, the Philippines and northern Borneo.
It’s a magnficient bird, as it soars on the wind-currents.
It’s lovely to see the “headlights” on its wings.
I got one gliding to a landing at Hennagara Lake:
I enjoyed my observation of these beautiful raptors….and I hope you do, too.