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 Post subject: Merlin ( Prairie )
PostPosted: Sep 20 10:14 am 
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I must admit, it gets a bit daunting to post pictures , Seeing the great photos you fellows are posting,
but your support is definately encouraging.
This is another shot from my trip to the prairies this summer.
It's interesting to see the difference between the Pacific and the Prairie Merlin.
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Image9347a by Gary Magnusson, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Merlin ( Prairie )
PostPosted: Sep 20 11:28 am 
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I get comments on how dark the Pacific Coastal Merlin is.

Here is a recent photo!

ImageBlack Coastal Merlin (Falco columbarius) sub-species suckleyi by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin ( Prairie )
PostPosted: Sep 20 12:13 pm 
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I would love to drive through the prairies one day, some interesting birds for sure.
Great shot, yeh, compared to Rob's they do look different!

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin ( Prairie )
PostPosted: Sep 20 8:23 pm 
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That is quite a difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Merlin ( Prairie )
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Another Pacific one from a few weeks ago. Definitely less orange in the face.

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