Stared Down By A Merlin

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I went down to the shoreline this weekend looking for shorebirds but was stopped in my tracks when I came face to face with a .

We stared each other down for at least a minute as we both sat perfectly still.

No one was going to come between her and a meal. Not even a birder with a camera.

I went down to the shoreline this weekend looking for shorebirds but was stopped in my tracks when I came face to face with a Merlin.

We stared each other down for at least a minute as we both sat perfectly still.

No one was going to come between her and a meal. Not even a birder with a camera.

 

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Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8x42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.

Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8x42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.

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Linda French

love these birds of prey. I have come face to face with them myself, and they are not timid birds, especially if they have a meal in front of them.