To describe my lifelong fascination with flight and with creatures that fly I like to echo the words of John James Audubon who in 1839 wrote of himself as "...one who never can cease to admire and to study with zeal and the most heartfelt reverence, the wonderful productions of an Almighty Creator."
Monday, January 31, 2005
Merlin on Melrose
Last winter a Merlin took up residence in my neighborhood for several weeks. This winter a Merlin is here again, and I suspect it might be the same one. On January 30 it was perched on a powerline along Melrose Avenue eating a small bird. I assume that it quite likely was one of the sick Pine Siskins that have been showing up at my feeders lately.