Let’s call it Merlin Monday in honor of this very cool little falcon. I usually see these guys in the winter and this past year I had some pretty good luck with them.
This particular one was hunkered down on a cold January morning, not in any big rush to go anywhere. You may notice it is standing on one talon, the second being tucked up to its belly. That is a good sign that the raptor is relaxed and comfortable with your presence, thus allowing me the nice capture.