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Monday, 18 February 2013
The merlin is back!
Almost exactly a year since I last saw it, a male merlin put in an appearance this afternoon in the fields just above my house on the edge of Chard. It landed on a hedge about 200m away so I only managed a couple of record shots before it flew but it was a beauty: