There is just one photo on this page:
Merlin, recovered from an injury
A member of the Falcon family along with the American Kestrel and Peregrine, this bird
of prey is fearless, as well as a swift and skillful flier. The
Merlin female is larger than the male and will nest in numerous
places, including abandoned nests of other birds and cliffs.
Merlins enjoy a varied diet. They will catch and eat small
mammals and birds, as well as insects. Note the sharp talons!
Most Merlins migrate as far south as South America for
the winter. Some are showing signs of pesticide and mercury poisoning.
This Merlin was brought to us with a broken bone, recovered
well, and was released back to nature.
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