A Merlin...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Backdoctor, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. shot on Hutchinson Island with the 300 f4 and 1.4x handheld. He didnt care if I walked up to his tree.

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  2. Great shots!! Thanks for sharing!! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wonderful Harris,

    is that the one you were trying to ID the other day. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

    Now, sandbagger. Where are the rest of the Florida shoot :>)))

    Cheers
    Gale

    PS.....How is Mary ?????
     
  4. This is the one from the other day, it's a Coopers Hawk:
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    Mary's ok now, had a bad night, was in the ER all night with her.
     
  5. That bird has some wide wings!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  6. WO great job looks liek you had a great 1hr of light tonight.... the first one is fantastic
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Looks like he wasn't too pleased by your close proximity Harris.... :p

    I sure would like to get a few shots of one of these guys. :?

    Good job. :wink:

    Frank
     
  8. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Harris...

    It kind of looks like you were aggravating him or something in the first shots. These are great..I love merlins!
    They usually won't sit still for very long...

    Jim
     
  9. Come on down! :D
     
  10. Not only did he sit there for these, he was still there on my way home.

    Also saw some raptor fly across Jensen Beach Blvd, towards the downtown section by the railroad, into the Publix shopping center. Made a u turn to follow, but lost him. Big, like a redtail.
     
  11. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Nice shot of a cool bird Harris. I've never (knowingly) seen a Merlin, but have always wanted to.

    Sorry to hear about Mary, give her all our best wishes!

    Neil
     
  12. Cooper's hawks are such magnificent birds when they are in flight. Thanks for sharing this one.
     
  13. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    I thought this was a post about a magician!

    Didn't know there was a raptor with that name! Really nice captures, Harris!
     
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