Tuesday, January 19, 2021


 I have another bird to add to my sightings and captures!  I saw this bird on the way home from a walk on Sunday.  I may have seen it before and thought it was a Red Tail Hawk but it is smaller and the tail is banded.  This is a female Merlin, the male is more of a blue-grey.  They overwinter here in our area apparently from September to March.  They are an aggressive bird and can be found harassing other raptors and even larger ones.  I had been looking for a Kestrel while on this walk but didn't see it and hope whatever her dinner was, it is not that as the feather color was similar.  

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