365 – 6 Merlin

I went out early this morning before work got hectic and found this little guy perched in my tree. I am leaning toward a juvenile red-shouldered hawk an adult Merlin based on what I have been told. This is exciting because it is a first for me.

I also spotted a Northern Flicker/Yellow-shafted, several Blue jays, and a Pileated¬†Woodpecker, which kept itself hidden from the camera. But I know he’s here now so I’ll be on the lookout for next time.

ol20150106090759Canon 7DmII
Canon 600mm f/4 IS
1/320 @ f/4, ISO 100