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"Scott W. Morrical" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:26:28 -0400
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I have been in Red Rocks quite a bit and have not seen/heard Merlins this year.
But it's a big park.  I heard that there was a pair seen earlier this spring at
Centennial Woods near UVM, but I don't know their status.

Scott

Quoting Steve Antell <[log in to unmask]>:

> I haven't spent a lot of time at Red Rocks this year, but I have yet to hear
> or see merlins there.  I don't think they are nesting near the picnic tables
> again.
>
> Steve Antell
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott W. Morrical" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 3:26 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Merlin, South Burlington, food chain
>
>
> > Hello:
> >
> > Yesterday evening (6/23, about 6 PM) I observed a Merlin carrying prey,
> > flying
> > west of Spear St. in South Burlington towards the direction of Red Rocks
> > Park.
> > The victim was fairly substantial in size, maybe a robin or a blackbird.
> > Any
> > Merlin nesters in the area this year?
> >
> > This morning 6/24, at UVM dairy farms along Spear St. there was a
> > Red-tailed
> > Hawk flying with large prey, appeared to be a rabbit!  American Crows
> > mobbed
> > and repeatedly slammed into the hawk.  A violent neighborhood.
> >
> > Several Sharp-shinned Hawks around the 'hood the past few days.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Scott Morrical
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > South Burlington
> >
>

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