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Merlin

Falco columbarius

ML134566981


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Richard Candler
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eBird Checklist S13235910
Sequatchie Cove Farm
Marion, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.1511, -85.603 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

I noticed it because it was sitting in the top of a walnut tree where a male kestrel usually sits but this bird was bigger. Had brown streaked breast, brown back, small bill like a falcon, sideburns were there but faint. I took some pictures and watched for a bit. It flew after a mourning dove but didn't get it and came and landed in the same spot. Sharp pointed wings and really fast. I can post pictures if need be. I saw the male kestrel a little later but in a different spot.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
171 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
486KB
Dimensions
1745 x 1163

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