[Tweeters] A Merlin hunting expedition

Brenda Burnett beaknbird at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 6 14:47:08 PDT 2013


I was biking through Magnuson Park at 10:30 this a.m. and noting the absence of birds when I was treated to an aerobatic display by a young Merlin at the ponds. It made numerous forays across the two ponds that straddle the road. It caught one flying insect as I watched, but it failed in numerous other attempts, including a try for a swallow. It was rather clumsy in its landings, but what a flyer! I'm impressed...

Brenda Burnett

Seattle

beaknbird at hotmail dot com



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