Monday, August 23, 2010

Belted Kingfisher vs the Merlin August 21, 2010

Jen took me to a small marsh within the city. It was amazing a board walk through a marsh in the middle of new development. Love it. Some great finds there.

A juv merlin was being chased by the Kingfisher. Notice a full crop on the second shot. The kingfisher dissappeared and the Merlin sat in the middle of the marsh.






Jen and I were busy watching the egret when the kingfisher started to chase a hawk. After looking at the shots it was a merlin.




Great Egret




Great Blue Heron

Baltimore Orioles

Slider Turtle - should not be in the marsh. Invasive species

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