Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Merlin and two Blackbirds

Here are some recent photos from a drive out in the country.

Merlin :



Brewer's Blackbird (female) :



Rusty Blackbird ( female ):

9 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Wonderful shots! I've never seen a merlin - it's beautiful.

Nick S said...

Thankyou :-) Merlins are fairly common around here and occasionally hang around during the winter too.

Shellmo said...

Didn't realize how beautiful Merlins are - would love to see one!

John Theberge said...

Like birdlady, I've never seen a merlin either or maybe I have and didn't know it. I'm not good at identifying raptors unless it's an eagle or an osprey which I see when kayaking.

kjpweb said...

Beauties - all of them! Good work - so are the last posts sparrows!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thanks guys :-)

SAPhotographs said...

Beautiful shots Nick. I have never heard of a Merlin. Beautiful bird and looks to be of the hawk family?

2sweetnsaxy said...

More wonderful shots! :-)

HANNIBAL said...

Found your blog thru My Bird Tales--Love it! Fantatsic photography Nick!