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Merlin

Falco columbarius

Description:

A small falcon of northern forests and prairies, the Merlin is the least well-marked of the American falcons. It is becoming a regular breeder in urban areas.

Notes:

Eating a small bird

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3 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Very nice Cody!

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 8 years ago

This was my second one for the year. The first being an extremely brief flyby down on the coast where I live. This one was a very lucky spot down a snow covered road on the highway coming back from a long day of hiking Palo Duro canyon. Fortunately the food kept him around while I changed positions up. This was handheld from about 100 ft away. 700mm F5.6 on my Canon 5D MK II.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Fantastic shot Cody! These guys are few and far between here in CO!

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Amarillo, Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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