Dartmoor Merlin

Jammed upon this incredible Merlin whilst driving across Dartmoor this afternoon, between Princetown and Yelverton.

At first I thought the bird was injured or stunned as it was right beside the road and seemed reluctant to fly. But I think it was actually just sheltering from the wind, using the bank as cover. After a minute or so of views like this it flew off towards Princetown.

A little later, saw at least one Waxwing from the car on the A38 at Candy Tiles. There could well have been more there but I didn't stop and look.

Merlin

Merlin head shot

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm by Steve Waite in Bird News