Nature Walks – The Merlin

As I have said many times, I never know who I am going to meet and encounter on my walk-abouts. That is part of makes it so much fun. Today, I was very pleasantly surprised to meet “someone” completely new, and in a location I wasn’t at all prepared for either. I saw a beautiful Merlin, down by the water’s edge. This is my first one. I just love the birds of prey. I think they are just so majestic and beautiful. This one was on the hunt for whatever he could find that tickled his fancy. I was very lucky he gave me a bit of his precious time for a brief photo shoot.

Mr. Merlin even allowed me to get some shots of him in the trees as well.

Stay curious and look at the world through a child’s eye. There is so much to see and it’s all just waiting to be discovered.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

6 thoughts on “Nature Walks – The Merlin”

    1. The Merlin is actually part of the Falcon family. The colorings are how you can determine males from females. Usually the males are more brightly colored than the females while the females tend to be more subdued in color. I also have a Bird Book of Colorado Birds that helps out a lot too. 🙂

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