On 21st September 2019, along with about ten other birders, I recorded a second-calendar-year male Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus carrying a passerine (probably a Skylark Alauda arvensis) in the Biebrza Basin near Łoje Awissa (northeast Poland). As the harrier flew past our group, a Hooded Crow Corvus cornix began pestering it (plate 001); this behaviour continued for 1

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