Zenfolio | Dave Waddell's Photography | Winter Prairie Merlin

16 photos
Here are 16 shots of a very pleasant surprise i got on a sunny day in the dead of winter. Not only was the day a marvelous lift to the spirits but was noteworthy in my estimation as the very same adult female Prairie Merlin paid me a return visit and believe it or not....landed and perched for a second photo session in the very same 60' Cherry tree at the end of my lane.
I was delighted to see that this beautiful bird was unafraid of my approach and tolerated my standing at the base of the tree on which she perched.
All together a red letter day.

"Music by: Kevin Macleod"
Thanks Kevin!

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Keywords:Prairie Merlin, bird of prey, falcon, predator