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Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier Marsh harrier Jiri Bohdal | naturfoto.cz

The marsh harrier’s wings are very often held in a ‘V’ and as the name suggests are usually seen over reedbeds and marsh areas seldom flying no more than a few feet above the reeds. Rare in Ireland.

Length: 50-55cm

Wingspan: 115-130cm

Weight: 500-900g

Habitat: Reedbeds and wetlands