[Tweeters] Freshly-fledged Merlin Chicks Enjoy a Summer Day -
barbdeihl at comcast.net
Tue Jun 28 00:30:21 PDT 2016
12 noon -2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Three, possibly 4 fledglings doing lots of calling, flying and flapping - perching near each other as well as individually - parents seen dropping off prey both at nest and to fledglings on other trees in golden light of pre-dusk. Female adult seen parceling out meat off prey bird, in nest to 1 or 2 young. 3 young seen (and not sure how many not seen) squeezing into nest and plucking down off each other, before flattening down for the night - seemed like 2 fairly down-laden ones and 2 with only small sprigs of down left on them.
A great day for man & beast!
link to Flickr album: "Wedgwood Merlinettes Out, then Back in for the Night" 6/27/16
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