[Tweeters] 2 Nights Later @ Echo Lake and Pinehurst (Merlins) - 7/16/14

Barbara Deihl barbdeihl at comcast.net
Thu Jul 17 08:25:45 PDT 2014

4 juvenile Merlins waited and watched for an incoming adult, on the large deadtop fir up in Shoreline - when one appeared a block or 2 east of this deadtop, one-by-one the young at first silently left the deadtop and, as they got closer to the incoming source of food, started calling out. I never saw the adult. With one of four receiving prey, the remaining 3 kept calling for maybe 10 minutes. One of the 4 then moved to the other deadtop to solicit and watch for a possible encore appearance of an adult. But, I had a feeling this one would have to wait for dawn for another chance...

My hour of Merlinning ended at Pinehurst, where one calling juvenile could be seen on top of 'the usual' cedar lookout.

Photos can be seen at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZ8x2Lx

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
barbdeihl at comcast.net

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