“The Near Silence of Incubation”

It’s late May and the male Merlins have already located suitable nesting platforms to attract and house a female companion. Merlins do not create their own nests, rather they recycle nests that were constructed in previous years by Northwest Crows … Continue reading

Avian Photo-Periodicity

Bird activity level and species present at a given latitude are affected by light levels or what is called photo-periodicity. The current light levels of autumn are similar to spring light levels, and as a result, Merlinsoverwintering in breeding territories are … Continue reading