The Marsh Harrier is the largest harrier found in the UK and are slightly larger than Buzzards. They can be distinguished by their longer tail, slimmer body and narrower wings. The Marsh Harrier is notably a reed bed specialist, although some do now breed on farmland. They typically feed on small mammals and birds but will also take insects, reptiles and carrion. It is pleasing to have more and more sightings of these wonderful raptors on the reserve.