Merlin Falco columbarius

Marsh Gibbon - 14th December 2008


Photo copyright Tim Watts

This individual was seen perched at about 150 yards distance and is a female or a juvenile bird.  

To see a distribution graph of Merlin records in the county, click here


Steps Hill - 27th August 2005


Photo copyright Mike Wallen

The Merlin is normally a winter visitor to Buckinghamshire, so this bird is rather early  It is a scarce visitor to the county but small numbers are seen each winter.  To see a distribution graph of Merlin records in the county, click here

This may be the first photograph of the species taken in the county?


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