A Merlin in Oceanside

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.


3 thoughts on “A Merlin in Oceanside

  1. 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? 😉

  2. Thank you, Michele. I wondered about the fancy hat as well. Turns out, it was at the dry cleaners. 🙂 JK.

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