Falco columbarius

Increasing winter visitor and passage migrant. Red list species.

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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Merlin 23 Sep 2021 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 1 Over Strood road
Merlin 12 Sep 2021 Walton-on-The-Naze Steve Grimwade 2 Immature male and immature female came in off the sea together
Merlin 07 Sep 2021 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Matthew Davison 1 Male bird taking refuge from the sun under a tree. Windpump Hide.
Merlin 02 Sep 2021 East Tilbury Paul Larkin 1 Over from Kent
Merlin 08 Aug 2021 Dovercourt Simon Banks 1 Probable female put up from seawall halfway between Irlam's Point and caravan site.
Merlin 26 Apr 2021 Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB Andrew Allen 1 Unsuccessful in chasing a Skylark
Merlin 07 Apr 2021 Abberton Reservoir Yvonne Watling 1
Merlin 04 Apr 2021 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 1
Merlin 02 Apr 2021 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Martin Singleton 1 Probable. Small falcon seen aggressively mobbing a Buzzard.
Merlin 29 Mar 2021 Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries Steve Grimwade 1 Female
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