Jordan Lake Dam: Falcon! The Merlin, 4 photos, 04-16-2019

Falcon!  The Merlin.
 
This small raptor is slightly bigger than our American kestrel.
I am used to seeing a few merlins each winter at Jordan Lake.
But, oh my, this morning at the dam, a merlin came in and made my day shine!!!
Note that in the last picture he was quickly leaving me and my camera behind.
Like all falcons the merlin is a speedy raptor!!
 
 
 

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  1. Neat. YOu would know. Glad you got there. I saw and chatted with Mike as I was leaving. Carry on! Judy

  2. Beautiful shots, Ellen! What a handsome fellow….

    On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:03 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: ” Falcon! The Merlin. This small raptor is slightly > bigger than our American kestrel. I am used to seeing a few merlins each > winter at Jordan Lake. But, oh my, this morning at the dam, a merlin came > in and made my day shine!!! Note that in the last pic” >

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