Merlin Picture Gallery © Bill Schmoker

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Female (note brown back) Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin, Boulder County, Colorado, 12/04.

Female Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin, Boulder County, Colorado, 12/04. I believe this "yawning" behavior is how they recover food stored in their crop.

Male (note gray back) Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin with a freshly caught bird, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1/02.

Looking around.

Looking at me- didn't seem to mind much.

Back to eating.

Man- I hate it when I get one of these in my bucket of KFC!!

Tidying up before flying off.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org