Long and narrow wings, slim body and narrow long tail. Flight buoyant and Tern like. In comparing to Hen Harrier , wing finger only number four in Montagu’s whereas in the Hen Harrier it is five.
A lowland species, mainly in broad river valleys, plains, and levels bordering lakes or sea.
Like other harriers, will cross wide areas of sea; thus tends to migrate on broad fronts without need for concentrating at narrow sea-crossings.
Few left in Europe by mid-October, though stragglers linger into November or even later. Begins reaching African winter quarters in September, where majority present mid-October to mid-March. Return movement across Mediterranean mainly late March to late April, though very early individuals sometimes reach North Sea countries in March.
Seen at Eskikoy Rocky Outcrop and near Okcular
Reduced Chance (RC) May see it, bird may be transient at many of the sites, low in numbers , may be seasonal, and a little luck is required.