Male Merlin, Red Tailed Hawk and Bald Eagles

by Willliam Harrett
(London, Ontario, Canada)

While getting the BBQ ready on March 10th at 6:00 pm, a male Merlin landed on my neighbour's roof, spun and flew not 5 feet over my head!

It was approximately 14" high with a wingspan of 24 0 26" and his chest was almost robin red, lots of snow white around it's talons and a glask strip e on it's head by it's eye.

I am 56 years old, always had a keen interest in Raptors.

This is my one and only sighting.

Location: Just east of Hamilton Road and Adelaide Street in London, Ontario.

Last fall - had a Red Tail catch a Dove and proceed to eat it while stitting on a telephone pole in front of my house.

Also - March 11th 2014, three Bald Eagles flew over Lobo - 2 were mature birds, one yearling.

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