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Photos of Merlin

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: I rarely see Merlins around here, but always seem to see one or two when I spend a day birding out by Presho.  There always do seem to be a lot of Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs there in the winter, along with some groups of European Starlings and Western Meadowlarks.  There have been a number of occasions when I've seen Merlins feasting on one of those species.  I love this photo because of the wonderful, warm morning lighting.

Photo of Merlin - Falco columbarius

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #1 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #2
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Minnehaha County, S.Dakota
Date: November 11th, 2004 Date: November 9th, 2008
   
Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #3 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #4
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: November 11th, 2004 Date: November 11th, 2004
   
Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #5 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #6
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: January 7th, 2006 Date: March 1st, 2008
   
Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #7 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #8
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho South Dakota
Date: March 1st, 2008 Date: March 1st, 2008
   
Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #9 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #10
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: March 1st, 2008 Date: March 1st, 2008
   
Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #11 Merlin - Falco columbarius Photo ID: Merlin #12
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: December 19th, 2009 Date: January 18th, 2015
   

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