Observers: Debby Parker, Jan Bowers, Claus & Connie Engelhardt and Ron & Nancy Overholtz
Time: 04:55 PM -0500
Our group enjoyed scoping this female Merlin with a dark-brown back probably of the Taiga group. She also had thick dark brown streaks down her white breast & belly and a distinct white supercilium. Her moustachial stripe was weak. Ron spotted her while she sat atop the tallest poplar tree near the pond and Nancy took photos through the Leica Scope (to follow). Later Mountain Bluebirds were seen on Sunland Rd and Claus pointed out a dark morph juv Red-tailed Hawk which he had also seen the day before.