Tuesday, October 25, 2022,
This is a Merlin I chanced to see at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside. It’s not one of my better photos, but I don’t run into all that many Merlins, outside of my work at Sweetbriar Nature Center. At Sweetbriar, I get to see some of them up close, but seeing a bird in captivity is not the same as seeing the same bird out in the wild.All animals are much more magnificent in the wild. JK.
He looks very stately. It’s still a very good shot even if you don’t count it among your best. He looks like he might have some tricks up his sleeve (or feathers). Where’s his pointy moon & stars cap? 😉
Thank you, Michele. I wondered about the fancy hat as well. Turns out, it was at the dry cleaners. 🙂 JK.
Ahhh! Well, you know, Merlin often went about in disguise. 😉