Bird-watcher becomes the watched

A Northern Harrier (also known as a marsh hawk) photographed using a telephoto lens near the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve last week. A bird of prey, it is found in large, open fields and marshes, flying low to the ground, and is easy to identify by its bright white rump. The Harrier possesses two owl-like features – a round facial disc aiding in directional hearing to locate prey, and soft feathers which provide for stealthy flight.  [Photo by Mike Newbold for the Moab Sun News]