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MERLIE the MERLIN 2007-2008


SIGHTINGS 2007-2008
We were away on a birding trip in Ecuador [for some pictures Click Here, and then click on "Pictures"]. We didn't return until 10/29/07, which is a little late for the average return time for Merlie.

We did see a Merlin on Merlie's tree on 10/30/07, but it was very foggy.

Then on 11/10/07 we had a dark Merlin with a short eyebrow, and it has now been hanging around, so I guess the real Merlie is back. Some days it spends most of the day on his tree, and frequently eating a bird. The daily sightings are below.

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 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).

No observations prior to 10/30/07 (out of town)

10/30/07 - 10:00 am; 6:10 pm

11/10/07 - 10:00 am; 12:46 pm; 3:20 pm (eating)
11/11/07 - 7:00 am; 9:35 am; 10:05 am
11/12/07 - 7:30 am; 4:30 pm
11/14/07 - 6:40 am
11/15/07 - 7:15 am; 2:47 pm
11/16/07 - 7:35 am (eating); 8:10 am; 2:55 pm; 4:00 pm; 4:25 pm
11/17/07 - 6:58 am; 4:50 pm
11/18/07 - 8:25 am (dense fog); 4:50 pm
11/19/07 - 6:48 am
11/21/07 - 7:00 am COHA
11/22/07 - 3:28 am; 4:05 pm (eating)
11/23/07 - 7:02 am; 8:15 am; 9:40 am
11/24/07 - 6:58 am; 3:47 pm; 4:18 pm
11/25/07 - 7:17 am
11/28/07 - 7:10 am
11/29/07 - 4:13 pm

12/03/07 - 7:58 am; 12:13 pm (eating); 12:55 pm; 2:15 pm
12/04/07 - 7:21 am (rain); 9:44 am; 11:25 am
12/05/07 - 7:10 am
....Out of Town 12/6 - 12/7
12/08/07 - 7:25 am; 11:35 am; 2:30 pm
12/09/07 - 7:35 am
12/10/07 - 7:20 am
12/11/07 - 7:05 am
12/12/07 - 7:25 am
12/14/07 - 7:36 am; 8:07 am; 5:00 pm
12/15/07 - 4:40 pm (eating)
12/16/07 - 7:15 am; 9:03 am; 10:40 am
12/17/07 - 7:13 am
12/18/07 - 8:45 am; 2:15 pm (eating)
12/19/07 - 8:15 am
12/20/07 - 4:45 pm
12/22/07 - 7:45 am (different tree, across from Foster)
....Out Of Town
12/28/07 - 7:50 am; 12;17 pm
12/31/07 - 5:00 pm

01/03/08 - 8:40 am; 11:45 am; 2:25 pm
01/06/08 - 7:45 am
01/07/08 - 7:20 am
01/09/08 - 1:35 pm; 3:00 pm
01/10/08 - 11:50 am
01/11/08 - 3:46 pm
01/12/08 - Out of Town
01/13/08 - 8:50 am
01/14/08 - 11:25 am; 3:20 pm
01/20/08 - 8:45 am
01/21/08 - 4:35 pm
01/22/08 - 7:25 am; 4:08 pm (also Jamie)
01/25/08 - 2:00 pm (rain)
01/26/08 - 7:45 am; 3:20 pm
01/28/08 - 7:30 am
01/29/08 - 1:30 pm
01/30/08 - 7:50 am; 3:22 pm

02/01/08 - 9:04 am
02/03/08 - 8:06 am
02/04/08 - 8:04 am (eating); 11:20 am; 3:05 pm (eating)
02/05/08 - 7:15 am
02/06/08 - 3:25 pm
02/08/08 - 9:30 am
02/10/08 - 10:12 am
02/14/08 - 3:30 pm
02/15/08 - 11:47 am
02/16/08 - 5:03 pm
02/17/08 - 11:20 am; 4:36 pm
02/18/08 - 7:15 am
02/19/08 - 12:58 pm; 2:45 pm
02/21/08 - 2:20 pm (eating)
02/22/08 - 4:25 pm (eating)
02/28/08 - 11:05 am (eating)

03/02/08 - 5:15 pm
03/04/08 - 5:00 pm
03/05/08 - 2:13 pm
03/07/08 - 4:02 pm
03/12/08 - 9:30 am (eating)
03/13/08 - 5:45 pm; 6:43 pm (eating)
03/15/08 - 7:30 am

Look for Merlie again on 10/20/08