Re: Merlin n. of Nik & Nik's today, Sat. Feb.3, 2007

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Date: 02/06/2007
Time: 06:12 PM -0500


I had the Merlin again north of Nik's ponds today. I'm thinking it's a female Columbarius race as the color of the wings and back are dark brownish-black not bluish-black as in a male. Today it was flying very high up and zipping around lightening-fast, unlike a Kestrel. Is the Laws bird a male or female?