Posted by: atowhee | December 3, 2015

MAGIC OF MERLIN

High in a bare tree, surveying ground around, there sat my first Yamhill County Merlin.  If there is a more intensely observant, calm but deadly raptor than the mighty Merlin?

He was in the large tree along Baker Creek Road next to the Mormon Church.M MERL4 MERL3 MERL1 M

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 3, 2015 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.  11 species

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  2
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1–Yamhill #122
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  100


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