Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Uncommon in NC and always fun to find, Merlins are a darker and a bit larger than American Kestrels. Note pointed wings, heavily streaked underparts and barred tail as they fly past you.
Merlin (Falco columbarius) Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Alligator River NWR, Dare Co., NC
8 Jan 2006

Alligator River NWR, Dare Co., NC
8 Jan 2006


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Dare Co., NC
11 Nov 2007

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