Merlin and Sandpipers were seen yesterday at Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston. Hubby and I took a ride to the Marsh early yesterday morning. It was a beautiful sunny, breezy day in the 70’s. The first thing we noticed when arriving at the parking area was there were no Egrets or Herons anywhere. This was a bit disappointing but we knew it was going to be a hit or miss thing.
I set up my tripod and scanned the marsh. Sandpipers were scattered about doing their thing. I noticed something sitting on a post out quite a ways. It was a Merlin! It sat on that post for quite some time, then quickly took flight. The Merlin appeared to be chasing a group of 4 ducks but more than likely it was shorebirds. It happened so quickly and the Merlin was sitting back on the post before I could really digest what had just happened. Within in a few moments it flew again, this time disappearing in the distance.
We waited and watched for two hours. The Egrets and Herons were not to be seen on this day.
Below are a few of the photos I did take. I realize they are not the best of photos and I almost did not post. After looking at my photos full screen on my computer I found I did like them and others might enjoy at least one photograph!
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