This morning around 9:45, two merlins were calling and interacting in the GIAC field. When I arrived, bird A was calling from the nest tree. Then bird B called from a tree north of the parking lot, and flew to the nest tree where it displaced bird A who flew to an adjacent leafless tree. Not long after, bird B flew again to displace bird A, who flew SW over the school to one of two spruces in the next block, briefly touching the top of one tree before landing on the next tree.
No binoculars to look for adult vs juv, or to see if the distant spruce might have held a third bird or something. Suan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --