[Tweeters] Merlins in Kirkland and Lake Forest Park?

birdmarymoor at gmail.com birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 12:23:38 PDT 2018

Merlins seem to be increasing in suburban areas in the greater Puget Sound area. I would not call them rare now. At Marymoor, we’ve seen Merlin 5 of the first 16 weeks of 2018, and it’s not all been one individual based on coloration. They also nest in some neighborhoods; friends in North Kirkland have some nesting near them. I believe someone is tracking the many Merlin nests within the City of Seattle.

== Michael Hobbs
== www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
== BirdMarymoor at frontier.com

From: Jeremy Schwartz
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:38 AM
To: Tweeters Washington
Subject: [Tweeters] Merlins in Kirkland and Lake Forest Park?

Hi Tweeters!

Are Merlins particularly rare for the Kirkland and Lake Forest Park areas? My wife and I have heard what I'm 99% sure is the call of a Merlin multiple times, but the Merlin app is describing them as rare for my location. I've also seen a Merlin-sized bird making this sound a few times, but at a distance.

Thanks, and keep watching the skies!

Jeremy Schwartz
jschwartz1124 at gmail dot com
Lake Forest Park

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