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Merlin

Merlin


Postby Tinto63 » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:35 pm

My usual view of merlins is when they fly past going somewhere else fast, but in the Pentlands today I came across this one, not sure if it was injured or a young bird but it was not in a hurry to go:

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first view was in long grass (I had camera in B&W mode)


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then it flew onto the path


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then up onto a fence post


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then flew off to the side of the hill when a cyclist approached from the other direction and I just got an out-of focus silhouette


the first three views are cropped
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Re: Merlin

Postby David-Main » Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:28 pm

Juvenile
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Re: Merlin

Postby Mark Darling » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:41 pm

This is a Kestrel
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