Merlin and Waxwings

Sheila Dickie

A Merlin was seen at 11 and 3 today March 18 atop a telephone pole on the 600 block of 30th Street, Richmond. There had been a merlin in the neighborhood for several winters but this is the first sighting I have had since January 2019.

In the last week there has also been an uptick in Cedar Waxwings on 29th Street, Richmond. Approximately 100 birds were seen atop a tall, leafless street tree in the 600 block in the rain the evening of March 14. A few birds have stayed around feeding on a neighbor's Holly. Again not seen in good numbers in recent years.

Sheila Dickie

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