Merlin vs. Semipalmated Sandpiper

Merlin Scanning for Prey

This afternoon I was birding at Timber Trail in Biddeford.   Didn’t see much until I was heading back to the car.

I was looking at some Peeps with my binoculars when they all flew at once as a falcon buzzed them.  I tracked the attacker back to a power pole . . . and so some great photos of him scanning for his lunch.

Sudden he dived on the shoreline again and he returned carrying a Semipalmated Sandpiper.

 

I then got to watch him enjoy his lunch.

 

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