It does almost look like this cool little raptor is trying to influence me as it stares right at me. 😉 I came across this ??Merlin? not too far from my house in an open space area.
These small falcons typically eat other, smaller birds oftentimes attacking with extraordinary speed and force. They don’t usually build their own nests instead taking over old crow, raven, magpie and hawk homes.
Taken in Thornton, Colorado, USA.