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Any Birders Here?

Postby TreeGuy » Mar 5th, 2017, 9:50 am



I would like to know the name of the bird that captured this chickadee in my yard.
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby ferri » Mar 5th, 2017, 1:30 pm

I think it's a merlin.
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby Fancy » Mar 5th, 2017, 1:44 pm

I think you're right ferri. Grammafreddy would have known. We have merlins around - really aggressive bird.
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby ferri » Mar 5th, 2017, 2:09 pm

They are noisy too. LOL You can always tell when they are around. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby TreeGuy » Mar 5th, 2017, 2:16 pm

Cool! Neat to see but I am a little concerned he will start hanging around and pick off the birds at my feeder.

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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby ferri » Mar 5th, 2017, 3:39 pm

He probably will hang out there some. But they seem to have a pretty big territory. Just make sure you don't go out there in a chicken suit when he's around. :)
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby Fancy » Mar 5th, 2017, 3:48 pm

We have had a few different types (sparrow, merlin, red-tailed) swooping through the neighbourhood but they don't seem to stay for very long in one place. Guess the buffet is too big to remain at one table.
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby Queen K » Mar 5th, 2017, 6:38 pm

I wish more Merlins would clean out ring-necked pigeons and starlings.

Nice capture Treeguy, we never see them downtown where I have bird feeders.
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Re: Any Birders Here?

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 5th, 2017, 6:59 pm

There are a few peregrines downtown - I see them once in a while. More often I'll run across feathers under a tree . . .
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