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Linda Cunico

Pueblo West, CO, USA


This Merlin was watching birds at my bird feeder from a Cottonwood tree near my FeederWatch area, a first for me! Photo taken on February 20, 2022. Here in Colorado, Merlins are only seen in the winter. They come down from Canada and the northern United States, and feed mainly on birds they capture in flight. Didn’t mind that I was photographing her with my 600mm lens.


Predatory birds


Merlin Female/Immature (Prairie)

One reply on “Merlin Female/Immature (Prairie)”

Betty says:

My next door neighbour reported seeing a Merlin going after the House Sparrows or Finches in our yard. We put out feed all throughout the year. I wasn’t home when it happened and was very disappointed to find out after the fact, and that I didn’t get to see it for myself! I was so jealous. My neighbour is also a bird watcher and enjoys the birds we attract to our tiny little yard.

Merlin seen in the northeast part of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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