Two Northern Harriers fighting over a Coot kill.



I climbed down a bank and just about froze to death getting this scene. It was so cold my fingers were going numb, but I had to watch this scene to the end. I was across from them on the other side of the water. 

It was pretty amazing! I thought these Harriers ate small things like rodents or small birds. This was a Coot as big as a chicken. It pulled it out of the water and ate it in about 20 minutes. There were actually three Northern Harrier in this location, but only one ate most of the Coot. 
















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