I hapened to find harriers babies by luck and hapened upon them by accident. They were not in a nest but rather just laying in the tall grass waiting to be fed by the parents. They were already adult and very well capable of flying. I took some photos of the babies at about 20 to 25 feet distance, which are in this gallery as well and they did not fly away. They bobed their little heads in curiosity but did not seem afraid of me.
Sudendly the parents arrived out of nowhere and attacked me with dives. Then babies flew away, alarmed by the parents behavoir probably? (3 of them in total, as one that I had not seen was hiding in the grass just about 10 feet of me!) As I started to walk away and going back to the car, as I did not wanted to upset them more, they followed me and continued to dive on my head. I took a few shots while walking back and watching the birds to make sure my head was safe..quite impressive display.
This photo is one of the male diving on me, while making eye contact. They sometimes came to as close as 2 to 3 feet, but never touched me. The male escorted me all the way to the car, about 1/2 mile away, making sure that I was leaving, but at this point he was not attacking any longer, he simply escorted me to make sure that I had left. Good parents :)
An interesting fact, this male is not an adult male but a sub-adult. He still has his sub-adult plumage so he is probably a baby from last year and not older than a year probably, yet he is reproducing. So these birds can breed even though they are not adult yet. That is more to his credit due to his young age, to be able to raise 3 babies.
I am glad that they could raise 3 healthy babies. I wish them a happy life.