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Monday, 18 August 2014

Merlin and Starling - nature in the raw

Not for the faint-hearted, this one.

Pat Fennessy was lucky enough to see and film a young female Merlin immediately after it caught a juvenile Starling, near Slea Head last Saturday. The falcon was so intent on despatching its victim that it allowed approach to within just a few feet. If you are squeamish, perhaps have a look at this clip HERE instead.

Young female Merlin, killing a juvenile Starling, near Slea Head, Co. Kerry, 16th August 2014 (Pat Fennessy).