Friday, 3 July 2009

Merlins...1st July


Now, I don't have vast experience of ringing lots of raptors, but of the 7 or 8 species that I have ringed I would say that Merlin is the most feisty and has the most attitude. Top bird! I had the opportunity to ring two broods of Merlin chicks today and once again I must thank Dave and Richard for this opportunity.

We visited two nests and each had three chicks in. Below are one or two more snaps.



On the way to the second nest we had cracking views of a pair of Peregrines with a juv and floating past over the heather behind us was a male Hen Harrier. Stunning!

1 comment:

Newton Stringer said...

I ringed a brood of merlins with Dave a few years ago..... AWESOME BIRDS !!