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?