A Merlin Acting A Little Silly

I often see this pose from raptors and wonder if it has a “purpose”. […]

Merlin Takeoff- What Long Toes You Have!

Falcons tend to have long toes but I thought those of this Merlin in flight (2nd image) were especially well seen. Merlins are bird-hunting specialists and they often snag their quarry right out of the air in flight so the bigger “net” they can throw the better. […]