I came upon this Merlin in one of my favorite local parks in Tucson, Arizona, the first and only one I've ever seen there. My raptor expert friend tells me this could be either a female or juvenile. February 3, 2012. Canon 40D, 300 mm f/4L lens with 1.4x teleconverter.
Excellent shot. I love Merlins and would love to get a nice shot like this one.