Feathers on Friday

Preening Merlin
Preening Merlin

This Merlin was surprisingly still when I found him, but before long he began to preen, and preening birds often make interesting photos, so I stuck around. After the usual body feathers, however, the falcon transitioned it’s attentions to its legs, something I have never seen a Merlin do before, though I have seen it in other birds.

Other Feathers on Fridays:

Prairie Birder                                            Back Yard Bird Blog

Wolf Song Blog                                         Birds In Your Back Yard

One thought on “Feathers on Friday”

  1. Beautiful photo!
    It sounds like you were paying close attention to the behavior, that’s great, and something I should probably do more.

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