Falco columbarius - Merlin / by Patrick Lane

This isn't my typical blog post, but I am an avid birder and love birds of all sorts.  This poor bird often referred to as a "pigeon hawk" was just hit by a car by my house.  He was still warm when I set up a portrait of him to pay homage to him.  So sad when beautiful predators like this one are killed. Here is some more information about merlins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(bird)

 Merlins

Merlins