Date: 5/23/18 7:40 am
From: Al & Lois <alandlois...>
Subject: Re: Possible Merlin Riverlands Confluence Road
Oops, this sighting was Monday the 21st not yesterday.
AL Smith

On 5/23/2018 9:32 AM, Al & Lois wrote:
> Yesterday afternoon I headed out Confluence Road and after I went
> around 1st right angle curve and approached the power lines I saw a
> bird leave the wires and fly by me. It was a smaller bird like a
> falcon, a kestrel or merlin size bird. The wings seemed long narrow
> and pointy.  I got a good close view on flyby and noticed no color or
> markings to speak of ruling out kestrel. It was consistently dark all
> over and think I could barely see stripping on wings and body, not
> solid color.  Not sure if peregrine can be ruled out but this bird
> looked smaller and flew like I've seen merlin fly in this same area.
>
> I watched it fly west back across the road and land on the power lines
> so I immediately turned around and drove back around the curve. I
> could not re-find it.
>
> Anyone visiting the area today please keep a lookout for it. It would
> be a late record and more sightings or photos are needed.
>
> Thanks
> Al Smith
> Bridgeton, Mo.
>
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