Three Young Merlins in our Garden

On 12 July 2015 we saw three young Merlins above their nest in a tall White Pine behind our house in Toronto. For more than an month the two adult Merlins were prominent every day, hunting, calling and watching from a high perch in neighbouring maples, but we didn't see them enter the nest until today. They were very secretive. Here are the three young, still covered in white down. On 13 July the young were clambering about the nest itself and perching precariously on branches. Adults will be very busy finding food for three hungry mouths.


Very tall White Pine in the garden. Nest is near top, and only visible from one spot at side of house. You wouldn't know the nest was there.


Now four young Merlins in our Toronto garden, 14 and 15 July 2015


Link to adult Merlin in the garden on 21 June 2015

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