[Tweeters] Merlin snagged Starling in yard / Caryn / Wedgwood

Robert O'Brien baro at pdx.edu
Sat Nov 24 12:10:37 PST 2018


Had a similar experience at Long Beach WA years ago. Was staying at a
friend's house and stepped outside onto the porch just as
a Merlin was flying close by. The Merlin swerved upward, dropping a
defunct Starling at my feet. I placed the Starling on a railing in
plain sight as I left the house, but the Merlin didn't return. I guess
there were plenty more 'live ones' out there.
Bob OBrien Portland

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 12:40 PM Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1 at seanet.com>
wrote:


> Happy Thanksgiving to all — near and far!

>

> Just happened to see a male Merlin at base of feeders after just getting a

> starling! Got some fairly good photos.

>

> Sat in same spot for several minutes before flying off with his prey.

>

> Have a great bird day!!

>

> Caryn / Wedgwood

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