Date: 3/25/18 2:45 pm
From: Ron Gamble <rongamble...>
Subject: [birders] Merlin ... maybe
We watched this bird on the ground for over 20 minutes in our backyard north
of Dexter as it consumed a red-winged blackbird this morning. It left only
the wings and head, along with a bunch of "fluff".

It took us quite awhile to decide on identification; but rather than our
resident cooper's, we decided we're pretty sure it's a merlin, mainly due to
the moustache.

Digiscoping through our home windows into the sunlight wasn't the greatest,
but does anybody else agree on merlin in the attached images?


Ron G.

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