[Bulk] [Tweeters] Merlins visiting their nesting territories

Diane Bates dalaine00 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 28 11:02:38 PDT 2014


We were in Monroe last night to watch the Vaux Swifts go down the chimney at
Frank Wagner Elementary School. They were about to descend when a Merlin
showed up :( The Swifts took off and didn't come back.

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara
Deihl
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:03 PM
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Subject: [Bulk] [Tweeters] Merlins visiting their nesting territories

Caryn's mention of Merlins overhead, calling out a variety of calls, is the
second reported Merlin surprise I've recently been told about. Anne G. up
in the Echo Lake neighborhood of Shoreline, has had a couple of them
regularly visiting or flying over her block, which is in the center of that
Merlin nesting territory - she's reported them for a couple of weeks now. I
have yet to be there when the Merlins are so far, but I'm hoping to connect
with them one of these days.

If you hear or see any Merlins in the Seattle area this fall, especially if
you notice them in or near one of the following 2014 nest areas, there are
several of us who would appreciate a hearing about it - a post on Tweeters
and/or a message to me or anyone else you know who has been following
Merlins in the Seattle area, would be appreciated. A few Merlins have been
banded this year, so if you note bands on any, do notify Ben Vang-Johnson or
Kim McCormick (see the WOS website for more info).

The following areas (neighborhoods) hosted a Merlin nesting situation of
which I am aware and/or visited: 1. Echo Lake (Shoreline); 2. Olympic
Hills; 3. Wedgwood; 4. Pinehurst; 5. Mountlake Terrace; 6. Lynnwood; 7.
Mercer Is.; 8. another site in Shoreline, or so I heard, perhaps near
Richmond Beach.

Kee kee kee (and other variations on the theme),

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


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