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Merlin discovered by Marcel Roy (#390)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 20, 2010 @ 9:00 AM
Posted on: October 24, 2010 @ 2:36 PM (diff: 34 days)
Comments:
Green's Harbour, NL (Little Cooper's Pond) Observed on September 20, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. and October 15, 2010 @ 6:00 a.m. Posted on behalf of Marcel Roy

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By NL Nature Support on 10/24/2010 10:53:11 PM

Hope all is correct?

By NL Nature Support on 10/24/2010 10:53:21 PM

GREAT sighting, btw!

By Mac Pitcher on 10/25/2010 8:40:58 AM

Please recheck this identification. Pic is small, but this looks to be a Sharp-shinned Hawk instead of Merlin. Reasons: There is no apparent falcon "moustache" and the wing length of a perching Merlin extends to nearly the tip of the tail, but only about halfway down the tail with SSHA. mac

By Marcel Roy on 10/25/2010 10:50:38 AM

You might be right. I had difficulty identifying this bird. I looked at hundreds of photos for both the Merlin and the Sharp-shinned Hawk before choosing Merlin. I still think it is a Merlin. Anyone else have a suggestion?

By CapeGannet on 2/24/2012 3:18:13 PM

Think it is a sharp-shinned hawk. The colour is a little off for a merlin and the wing length is also shorter than that of the merlin. Also like Mac said, it lacks several falcon identifiers like the moustache and pointed wingtips, the wing tips in this photo appear more rounded.

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