23.9.09

my cousin of the week #19

an australasian harrier, aka Circus approximans, or in maori kāhu. despite being a very common and often seen bird in new zealand, this bird of prey is incredibly shy, and has a talent for avoiding picture distance. this is the ONLY picture i have ever managed to snap of this elusive hawk. a proper drive by it was too, you'll notice the motion blur of everything else as we drove past this guy.

1 comment:

Raptor Lewis said...

Well...Nicely Done! Most of the time one never gets a clear picture of something while in motion! :)