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A Merlin (Falco columbarius) Another very small Falcon common in mountainous areas in Europe.

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"I will fly the merlin," Matthew said. He ran the jesses through his fingers, put out his hand, and the bird stepped onto his gloved wrist. "Hello, beauty," he murmured while the bird adjusted her feet. With every small step her bells jingled. "Her name is Šárka," the gamekeeper whispered with a smile. (SoN page 446)

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American Kestrel - it took me a while to ID this guy, but I'm pretty sure I've seen one! Slight chance that it was a Merlin.

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Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America.

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