The Northern Harrier is one of my favourite hawks - not the least because it's so easy to identify with its white bum patch. This afternoon while I was on my way to a friend's place, this handsome fellow flew right in front of the car, and over into the field beside me. I grabbed the camera, pulled the car over to the edge of the road, got the window down, the camera turned on, and stalled the car...all in about 20 seconds. This reinforced two thoughts I've had on previous occasions:
1) I need a bumper sticker that says "Pay Attention!Birder on Board. Watch for sudden swerves and stops."
2) Maybe I shouldn't have bought a car with a manual transmission.