Merlin – Launching An Attack
Small yet fierce, the Merlin is a fast and powerful falcon. I luckily sighted one perched on a single tree snag surrounded by marsh along the wildlife drive at Blackwater NWR a few days ago.
He turned his gaze towards my direction.
Finding me in my car boring, the Merlin redirected his focus back to the marsh…..
Merlin back on watch
and then immediately shot off the perch for a dive attack.
Merlin launching for an attack
Merlin diving fast towards the marsh
Merlin diving into the marsh
I waited to see if it reappeared with a catch, but to no avail.
I thought that might be best for me anyways and drove away to look for my next photo opportunity that was hopefully waiting up ahead. 🙂