Monday, July 9, 2012

Merlins Nesting in Cambridge

I wasn't the one who found it, and unfortunately due to property owner sensitivity I can't disclose the location, but here are a fews photos at least.

Merlin - AHY

The adult male is finely streaked, reminiscent of the prairie subspecies richardsoni. We watched him deliver a headless Tree Swallow to his mate.

Merlin - HY

This recently fledged bird was testing out his wings before taking a short practice flight around the neighbourhood.

Merlin Nest

The nest is mostly vacated now but the young birds might return periodically.

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