Merlin

Falco columbarius


Increasing winter visitor and passage migrant. Red list species.



BOU Name
Merlin
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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Merlin 27 Mar 2020 Frinton-on-Sea Paul Brayshaw 1 female N
Merlin 26 Mar 2020 Bowers Marsh (RSPB) Paul Kingston 1 Female hunting in same fields as geese then over towards Canvey Marsh.
Merlin 21 Mar 2020 Naze, The Brian Combes 1 Flew low and at hunting speed over Walton Hall Marshes and Cormorant Creek and on towards Stone Point
Merlin 20 Mar 2020 Colne Pt Richard Allen 1 caught a pipit
Merlin 19 Mar 2020 Naze, The Martin Richards 1 Stone Point lagoon
Merlin 11 Mar 2020 Tollesbury Wick NR EWT Steve Grimwade 1 Female
Merlin 08 Mar 2020 Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries David Pallash 1
Merlin 07 Mar 2020 Naze, The Martin Richards 1 Stone Point
Merlin 07 Mar 2020 Naze, The Brian Combes 1 Saltmarsh north of Cormorant Creek
Merlin 06 Mar 2020 Goldhanger John McLaughlin 2 brief sighting of male, then a female preceded me along the sea-wall for over a mile, frequently perching and allowing me within 10 metres. Even got a few photos on my phone.
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