Observers: Chris and Rosie Howard
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Time: 11:12 AM -0400
This morning (7 Oct) a columbarius (Taiga) type Merlin was dive-bombing blackbirds in the field behind our house. This small falcon had a very powerful flight, swooped-back wings, fairly dark back, banded tail, and vertically-streaked breast with some buffy undertones. The aerobatics beat any 'air show' hands down. Our first Merlin this fall.