Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

Waptor Wednesday: Part 1 (Merlin!)

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Although an initial ID leaned toward Cooper's or Sharpie, we are thinking it's a Merlin. (We are also well aware that IDs of perched raptors can be challenging.)

Anyone else? (Thanks, Ron!)

Ron also took the photo of a Rusty Blackbird (below) at the same location on Sunday morning.

More on Merlins here.

More on Rusty Blackbirds here.


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