At Merritt Island the other day I was able to photograph a Merlin eating what appears to be a Ruddy Turnstone. It was so busy with its prey that it didn't mind me photographing it. I happily enjoyed it happily enjoying its food until a vulture decided it needed to spoil the fun and perch where this Merlin was perched. I was particularly impressed with the way the Merlin ripped the feathers off parts of the bird before consuming it, and in some of the photos, you can see the feathers flying in the wind.
Gotta love the circle of life!ReplyDelete
It's pretty amazing.ReplyDelete