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IMG_7579is small bird prey

Observed: 29th August 2013 By: spacemousesspacemouses’s reputation in Birdsspacemouses’s reputation in Birds
IMG_7579is small bird prey
IMG_7577is small bird 2

Spotted this, this morning outside the house. The 2nd pic not very good, but gives an idea of size.

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browntrumpet's picture


Great spot but haven't you seen this bird before?

spacemouses's picture

Quite probably have seen one

Quite probably have seen one before. But there is so much around I have trouble keeping track of it all...
I have two very bad pics of two other birds that I can't place, but so bad I will not post! ( I may have already deleted pics from comp).

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Go on - put your photos on

Go on - put your photos on the system. If nothing else they make a bit of a challenge. Also, I wish I could take pictures as 'bad' as yours of the flying merlin!

scarpermac's picture

'bad' photos

agree with Mark at Magdalen. Bad photos can be challenging but you might be amazed how many people on ispot can still identify things from them - I know they have done for me. And likelwise these are pretty nifty shots of a tricky to get bird of prey. In fact thinking about it I've never seen one either!

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:

Amadan's picture

I misunderstood the size -

And I've never seen a merlin in real life except as a rapid blur in the binoculars!