Date: 2/2/18 6:45 pm From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> Subject: [obol] Re: A two merlin day in Yamhill County...both town birds
Multiple-Merlin days are special.
This has been a spectacular winter for Merlins. I have been seeing them far more often than most winters. For a while I have been telling myself that I have finally learned to "see" Merlins (with practice you can get lot better at noticing and recognizing them at long distances), but it has become clear that there are more around than usual. All that I have seen well this winter are the more common "taiga" subspecies, and most are immatures, suggestng a very good breeding season up north.