San Elijo Lagoon
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-IT IS A MERLIN-
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
1/1000s, f11, iso 400
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No idea but it's surely a great capture. His short beak and big black eyes looks so beautiful.
I'd never know, but it's a good shot!
Morning Herb, nice detailed image of this bird, I went to my, Birds of North America, by the Smithsonian Institution, authored by Fred J. Alsop. According to this book it closely resembles a Female Northern Harrier. The Male is featured, with much more detail, with a smaller insert of the Female. Mind you it's not a positive ID, but it might point you in the right direction...
Excellent photo shot!!!
Great eye :)
You are the raptor king. Gorgeous capture.
Very nice. Don't you love it when they perch on a nicely arched branch.
Nice shot Herb. It looks to me to be a (Pacific) Merlin.
Those eyes... those eyes... Great shot Herb!
Gayle P. Clement
Nice capture. No idea about that one!
Excellent. And I like how he is staring you down! ;-)
Nope but it sure is a nice shot Herb.
no i have never seen him before,but he makes a lovely picture,you should have ask for his name.regards Helen
No idea but nice catch!
Another fine shot.
he's a handsome devil what ever he is.
Whatever he is, he looks great against that cornflower blue sky!
It must be a Kestrel of some type by the beak. Nice shot
I don't know, but judging by the feathers hanging from his talons I'd say that someone had a short acquaintance...
Think his name is Henry.