Merlin (Falco coluumbariius) closeup
Merlins are small falcons, a bird of prey that relies on high speed and agility to hunt its prey. Merlins are one of Ontario's most able aerial predators of small and medium-sized birds.
MerlinA week ago, my husband and I were visiting a marina, on the lookout for birds that might be there.
At first we saw two not-known-to- me gulls, which I was too slow to get photos of, but then we saw the back view of this bird sitting on a post. It let me circle around it, fully aware that I was there.
About to take off
Here I was about to tick this merlin off, but it waited for a couple of minutes longer before it flew away.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE