Thursday, August 11, 2022

Early merlin

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Aug 10, 2022 06:12 by Doug Gochfeld
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9973745&ll=40.6996104,-73.9973745
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- Comments: "Flying over the East River side of Manhattan, initially being harasses by a lankier, thinner winged kestrel, before the Merlin used its more compact build and broader based wings to power away over southern Manhattan. No plumage details seen except that it was overall darker than the kestrel. Shape and flight style were diagnostic."