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Magnificent Merlin

Posted on Apr 6, 2015

This magnificent Merlin certainly looks wonderful on a warm spring morning! I photographed this friendly bird today. I actually saw three of them in total as they are on the move back to their breeding grounds, some of which may be right near us. Last year we had a Merlin nest only a couple blocks from us at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and others were scattered throughout Chautauqua County.

Merlin April Perched Tree-0363

Merlin April Perched Tree-0367

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator