Friday, 4 March 2011

Name the raptor

Well this is causing a bit of a stir... Funny-looking Merlin, dodgy hybrid or a slightly odd American Kestrel? Take your pick... But it was in Co Meath yesterday, with a photo appearing on Irish Birding:

1 comment:

Mark Grantham said...

By all accounts this now appears to just be a Merlin photographed in strong sunlight. Amazing the effect lighting can have on subjects, bringing out colours that aren't normally obvious.