This what the magnificent display of the male Marsh Harrier is called and wouldn't it be great to see him on a fine spring morning way up in the blue making weird almost Lapwing-like yapping sounds as he exaggerates his flapping, then drops, stalls, bounces back up again and repeats the process.

From the photos from yesterday it would appear that the two adult females have been getting a little territorial with each other out on Wennington with the near adult male looking on. Some great action and it was wonderful to see so many visitors enthusing about this enigmatic raptor.

Tusselling females - Lee Spence

Both the females and the hopeful male - Tony Orwell

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