I was watching this Harrier hoping it would fly closer for some shots when it appeared to dive into the pond and struggle with something to get airborne again. This was at least 300 yards , maybe more. But tried to zero in. Please excuse the poor quality but thought the sequence was interesting.
Here it appears to me that the "prey" is a Coot.
At first after looking at these, I thought the Harrier was picking up and dropping the bird, but per the camera clock, this entire sequence takes less than 4 seconds. So, the prey must be doing evasive action here.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/S7AiWY 20170305-6E7A4162-Edit.jpg by Roger Kortemeier, on Flickr
Ah, now we know the "prey" is a Blue Wing TealIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/S7Aji9 20170305-6E7A4163-Edit.jpg by Roger Kortemeier, on Flickr
More evasive actionIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/S7AjAy 20170305-6E7A4165-Edit.jpg by Roger Kortemeier, on Flickr
And the Teal sees his chance, hopefullyIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/S7AjW3 20170305-6E7A4167-Edit.jpg by Roger Kortemeier, on Flickr
YESIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/S7Akbw 20170305-6E7A4169-Edit.jpg by Roger Kortemeier, on Flickr
Note the nonchalant observer in the background. Thanks for looking-hope you like.