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From: William Duncan <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 2:46 PM
Subject: Merlin-photographed at Confluence State Park (St. Louis Area)
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I was quite fortunate to have this Merlin stay put for a nice, close photo. Much less timid than those darn Kestrals. I shot from inside my car and she was on this sign about 0.5 miles from the gate to Confluence SP. Follow link to photograph.
I'm calling this an adult female. I would be interesting to hear what you experts think about the subspecies designation of this one.