Falcon Friends?

Alex LamoreauxGeneral News and Info1 Comment

This evening, PA birder Katie Andersen was hiking along the Pine Tree Trail at Presque Isle State Park in nw PA. She noticed a lack in songbirds in that area, but quickly realized why when she saw, and photographed, this Merlin perched right next to a male American Kestrel!! I don’t understand how those two species could tolerate being right next to each other – typically they wouldn’t allow the other anywhere near them. Katie captured a pretty incredible sight, and I am glad she allowed us to display it on our site!

Merlin and kestrel at Presque Isle SP (Photo by Katie Andersen)