Posted by: atowhee | March 7, 2020


merlin poem–Ursula LeGuin

On Baker Creek Road this morning I found a Merlin but he/she sped off before I could wield my camera.  On nearby Pheasant Hill  Road there was a flock of swallows feeding along the surface of the large farm pond–I noted one Violet-green among the Tree Swallows.

The Merlin was trying to dry off in the moist morning air, in between rains.  Perhaps the bird had been down to the wet grass.  Wings akimbo, tail splayed, feathers moisturized.

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 7, 2020
10 species

Canada Goose  X
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Northern Flicker  X
American Kestrel  2
Merlin  1
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
European Starling  X
American Robin  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X

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