[Tweeters] Merlin and Kestrel Interaction

Dianna Moore osdlm1945 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 14:53:27 PST 2020

Twenty-two years ago, I moved to the PNW/Ocean Shores. On one of my first
days of exploring, at the corner of Point Brown Ave. and Damon Rd. I found
a merlin standing over a kestrel in the middle of the intersection. Not
willing to let the bigger falcon kill the smaller, I drove right at them
and they scattered in seperate directions...both screaming invectives as
they flew off! Little did I know that would be the only kestrel I have seen
out here. I see them around Hoquiam from time-to-time, but not here in O.S.
Dianna Moore
Ocean Shores

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM dan&erika <danerika at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tweets--


> On Monday at the Billy Frank Jr. NWR, Erika and I watched a strange

> encounter between a Taiga Merlin and an American Kestrel. Details and

> photos are in my blog this morning:


> https://dantallmansbirdblog.blogspot.com/2020/12/taiga-merlin-and-kestrel.html


> dan

> --

> Dan or Erika Tallman

> Olympia, Washington

> danerika at gmail.com


> http://dantallmansbirdblog.blogspot.com


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