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Merlin (Female Juvenile possibly migratory from Iceland)
Seen on marshy lowland, open farmland.
Worcestershire, West Midlands, England.
Date taken
21 January 2021
Scientific name
Falco columbarius
Equipment used
Nikon D3100
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
Shutter speed 1/400 sec Aperture 5.3 ISO - 3200
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What a wonderful start you've made to your Gallery with this lovely Merlin!!

Welcome to Birdforum Emerald Feather - I'll look forward to seeing some more of your pictures.
Thank you to everyone that has commented about my photo of a Merlin. For your further interest, this bird was hovering like a Kestrel just outside my lounge window. I managed to get the photo as it sat on the hedge and then began a frantic look through the reference books to find out what is was. It is the first and only time I have seen a Merlin and it is not a resident in this neighbourhood! (I haven't seen it since). I was also surprised at how tiny it was.

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Focal length
200.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400 second(s)
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Date taken
Fri, 22 January 2021 2:34 PM
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