A Merlin (Nine Photographs)

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We along with a few other people were surprised to see this bird so close to shore and to passersby. At first we thought it was hurt but when it eventually flew off it was clear it had just been taking a break. It’s age may explain why is came so close to a bunch of ogling spectators. Regardless he gave us quite a show!

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34 responses

  1. Young hawks and falcons have unaccountable behaviors–I think they are curious and reckless during the time they learn how to be what they are. Sort of like teenagers. Beautiful photos–done by a very lucky photographer!

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    February 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

  2. Fabulous images, Victor!

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    February 19, 2017 at 3:55 am

  3. Wonderful sequence!

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    February 19, 2017 at 4:24 am

  4. Magical. 🙂

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    February 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

  5. Amazing captures. What a lucky break in bird photography seeing it so close (and more importantly, so still).

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    February 19, 2017 at 6:18 am

  6. Wow, what a wonderful bird and lovely photos

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    February 19, 2017 at 7:20 am

  7. Wonderful shots!

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    February 19, 2017 at 7:49 am

  8. Wonderful shots! The lily pads make a lovely background.

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    February 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

  9. Stunning series of the Merlin! WOW! I love the water lily background too, not so ‘normal’, giving even more uniqueness to your series. 🙂

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    February 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

  10. Stunning!!

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    February 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

  11. You are an astonishing photographer, Victor. Bravo!

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    February 19, 2017 at 10:59 am

  12. Wonderful flight shots. I’m curious though – did it take a bath or did it fall in?

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    February 19, 2017 at 11:02 am

  13. Wow…excellent

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    February 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

  14. Terrific shots, Victor. Such a handsome bird!

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    February 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm

  15. such a lovely series, I have never heard of a Merlin, looks a bit like our Australian Kestrel

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    February 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  16. Amazing merlin photos. I often see them flying overhead and screeching. They are so small and almost look like a pigeon from far away. Its amazing how do many creatures are drawn to the wetlands.

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    February 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm

  17. Wonderful shots of this shy and beautiful bird!

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    February 25, 2017 at 6:32 pm

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