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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Not One Merlin But Two!

The first Merlin I ever saw was during the 2012 birdatlas count in the Chilcotins. It was backlit and cloudy and far way, it quickly took off, not a really good sighting by any means.
Fast forward to Boundary Bay at the foot of 104th St. While on my way to photograph shorebirds I noticed this bird in a fir tree next to the parking lot. The Merlin had caught a Savannah sparrow. A few hours later at Reifel I had only just entered the sanctuary and there was yet another Merlin.

Merlin with Savannah sparrow

Merlin at Reifel


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