[Tweeters] Merlin in Edmonds marsh

Byers byers345 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 4 16:05:36 PDT 2018


Hi Tweeters,

I was enjoying a quiet, contemplative experience in Edmonds
marsh this afternoon when this falcon cruised in. At first, I thought it
might be a Peregrine, but then I noticed that it was smaller than the crow
that's chasing it in picture one. The moustache isn't very distinct. So
I'm saying Merlin now.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/albums/72157698838852192



I do have a question. Do you notice that there appear to be
spines sticking out of the bird's feet. What does anyone think they are?
Could they be porcupine quills?



Happy birding, Charlotte Byers

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