Merlin (Falco columbarius) perched outside its nest in a spruce tree in the southwest suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Merlins make use of old magpie nests that have collapsed and been flattened out. There is a high population of magpies nesting in the city proper so the supply of available nests is quite steady.
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1 May, 2010.
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