Hen harrier

Hen harrier

Hen harrier Hen harrier Jiri Bohdal | naturfoto.cz

The hen harrier is generally found around young conifers, scrub and heather moors. It has roundish tipped wings with a long tail. In some places in Ireland, unusually, hen harriers have been found nesting in trees whereas elsewhere they nest on the ground, usually in heather

Length: 45-50cm

Wingspan: 100-120cm

Weight: 300-550g

Habitat: Found in upland moors and bogs in summer and often in lowland, open terrain in winter. In winter often roost in reedbeds