[CT Birds] Quaker Ridge - Some raptors and cool Merlin observation
gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 27 22:50:38 EDT 2011
Funny, but I was going to reply to Luke with an anecdote about how Merlins are just pesky birds and mention one attacking a GB Heron just for the heck of it. I knew I read it somewhere but couldn't find it in a couple of likely sources. I guess it must have been from you. I also remember reading somewhere that if you see a small falcon being mobbed amongst a flock of swallows, it is a kestrel. If it is given a wide berth, creating a hole in the sparrow flock, it is a Merlin.
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