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MERLIE the MERLIN 2005-2006

SIGHTINGS 2005-2006
Merlie was first seen on 10/22/05 at 10:24 am.

Another Raptor who is a regular in the Winter, at least the last five years or so, is Jamie (J), our female Red-tailed Hawk. [Buteo jamaicencis, in case you wondered about her name.] She sits on the MCRW (see below). She spends quite a few hours each day on this tree.

The following sightings are for Merlie on TOP of the College Terrace Redwood Tree (see main page for street address). Sometimes he sits on the "side branch" (SB), and this is indicated below. Sometimes Merlie sits on a tall Redwood Tree at 935 Mears Court (MCRW), two houses away from our house. J = Jamie, our female Red-tailed Hawk that sits and mates on MCRW. LE = Merlin with a Long Eyebrow (not Merlie).

10/22/05 - 10:24 am
10/23/05 - 6:10 pm (eating)
10/26/05 - 7:53 am; 11:35 am (eating); 12:25 pm; 2:12 pm; 4:42 pm; 5:20 pm
10/27/05 - 7:43 am; 8:30 am
10/28/05 - 7:37 am; 3:00 pm & Jamie; 4:46 pm; 5:30 pm
10/29/05 - 7:40 am; 4:43 pm
10/30/05 - 4:55 pm
10/31/05 - 7:02 am; 4:45 pm

11/01/05 - 6:35 am & Jamie
11/03/05 - 6:25 am; 7:20 am (gone); 4:10 pm; 4:53 pm
11/04/05 - 5:00 pm
11/05/05 - 6:43 am; 9:20 am (eating)
11/06/05 - 6:40 am; 7:20 am (gone); 1:54 pm
11/07/05 - 6:40 am; 7:35 am
11/08/05 - 7:35 am (eating)
11/09/05 - 6:55 am; 8:00 am; 1:40 pm & Jamie+Hubby
11/10/05 - 6:33 am
11/15/05 - 7:42 am
11/16/05 - 6:50 am; 8:10 am (gone)
11/18/05 - 6:55 am (flew in from East); 7:48 am (gone)
11/19/05 - 8:50 am
11/25/05 - 12:22 pm; 2:39 pm; 3:26 pm gone; 4:15 pm; 5:00 pm (gone)
11/26/05 - 12:35 pm
11/28/05 - 7:25 am
11/29/05 - 7:26 am
11/30/05 - 7:18 am; 1:01 pm (Peregrine eating)

12/01/05 - 7:29 am
12/03/05 - No Observation
12/04/05 - 3:35 pm
12/05/05 - 8:00 am
12/07/05 - 11:25 am COHA
12/10/05 - 8:01 am
12/16/05 - 7:37 am; 11:20 am (eating a CEDW)
12/18/05 - 7:50 am
12/19/05 - No Observation
12/20/05 - 12:30 pm
12/21/05 - 3:38 pm; 4:06 pm
No Observations 12/22 - 12/26/05
12/27/05 - 2:30 pm (eating a CEDW)
12/28/05 - 9:31 am; 9:57 am; 12:00 pm
12/29/05 - 2:30 pm
12/30/05 - 8:18 am; 9:10 am; 12:45 pm; 1:41 pm; 3:45 pm (eating)
12/31/05 - 7:34 am; 8:30 am; 12:50 pm

01/01/06 - 7:50 am; 8:30 am; 9:30 am; 10:50 am; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm
01/02/06 - 4:45 pm
01/03/06 - 7:25 am
01/06/06 - 7:45 am; 9:45 am
01/09/06 - 8:34 am; 9:20 am
01/10/06 - 10:15 am
01/13/06 - 1:37 pm
01/14/06 - 1:57 pm (LE); 3:30 pm (eating); 4:30 pm
01/16/06 - 7:20 am COHA
01/17/06 - 4:58 pm
01/18/06 - 8:10 am; 12:30 pm (LE)
01/19/05 - 4:30 pm
01/20/06 - 4:45 pm
01/21/06 - No Observations
01/22/06 - 7:43 am
01/23/06 - 5:05 pm; 5:22 pm (eating)
01/24/06 - 5:06 pm
01/25/06 - 3:30 pm Rosalie Strait has her Merlin; no Merlie here; 3:45 pm YES Merlie
01/26/06 - 7:10 am; 11:58 am; 1:48 pm; 2:15 pm (eating); 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm; 4:35 pm
01/27/06 - 7:55 am; 8:25 am; 4:20 pm; 5:00 pm
01/28/06 - 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:35 pm; 5:00 pm (eating)
01/29/06 - 2:15 pm COHA
01/30/06 - 12:58 pm; 3:15 pm (nearby tree); 4:07 pm (regular tree); 4:53 pm
01/31/06 - 7:00 am; 9:30 am; 10:50 am; 2:15 pm; 3:30 pm

02/01/06 - 8:00 am; 11:00 am; 12:10 pm; 2:00 pm; 2:53 pm; 3:55 pm
02/02/06 - 9:20 am
02/03/06 - 10:00 am; 12:20 am
02/04/06 - 8:35 am; 9:50 am; 10:45 am
02/05/06 - 7:37 am; 8:25 (eating); 4:23 pm
02/09/06 - 7:40 am; 5:25 pm
02/10/06 - 7:30 am
02/11/06 - 7:20 am; 8:50 am; 11:45 am
02/12/06 - 7:10 am; 8:25 am; 10:35 am; 4:50 pm (eating)
02/13/06 - 8:40 am; 2:25 pm; 3:47 pm; 5:00 pm
02/14/06 - 3:50 pm (eating); 5:30 pm (eating)
02/15/06 - 8:50 am; 3:25 pm; 5:00 pm
02/16/06 - 10:00 am; 12:10 pm; 4:58 pm
02/17/06 - 8:30 am; 10:40 am; 2:30 pm (heavy rain); 1:55 pm; 3:40 pm
02/18/06 - 11:35 am; 1:25 pm; 5:00 pm
02/19/06 - 7:15 am; 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm; 5:00 pm
02/20/06 - 8:20 am; 9:45 am; 4:15 pm (LE)
02/21/06 - 8:15 am; 5:05 pm
02/22/06 - 2:40 pm; 5:05 pm (flew in)
02/23/06 - 8:20 am (LE); 3:45 pm (eating)
02/24/06 - 8:20 am; 10:40 am; 11:30 am; 5:10 pm
02/25/06 - 7:20 am; 10:15 am; 1:30 pm; 4:45 pm; 5:50 pm
No Observations: 2/26 - 3/1

03/02/06 - 12:15 pm; 5:05 pm
03/05/06 - 4:00 pm (seems pale and LE)
03/09/06 - 7:00 am; 2:05 pm
03/11/06 - 3:25 pm; 5:25 pm
03/12/06 - 1:15 pm
03/13/06 - 11:30 am (LE)
03/14/06 - 6:50 AM (heavy rain); 3:55 pm
03/16/06 - 3:57 pm; 5:07 pm
03/17/06 - 5:33 pm
03/18/06 - First Nice Day
03/19/06 - 8:26 am
03/20/06 - 7:57 am; 9:30 am (eating); 10:05 am; 11:10 am (WIKI); 12:06 pm; 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm (eating); 5:30 pm
03/21/06 - 3:50 pm; 5:00 pm
03/22/06 - 5:30 pm
03/23/06 - 10:00 am; 4:15 pm (LE)
03/24/06 - We left town for birding in Jamaica, but it was close to Merlie's leaving day also. There have been no sightings of Merlie since we returned on April 1.
04/06/06 - OOPS! a Merlin at 8:20 am; seems pale and has a LE, doesn't look like Merlie
04/07/06 - 5:10 pm (LE)
04/08/06 - 4:12 pm (LE)
04/10/06 - 8:20 am (LE)
04/14/06 - 2:42 pm (pale and LE)
04/15/06 - 9:20 am (pale and LE) (eating); 11:45 am (LE); 6:30 pm (LE)
04/23/06 - No more Merlin sightings since the 15th.


Look for Merlie again on 10/20/06