Two. all images by Sindri Skulason
& Sveinn Jónsson.
Merlin. Falco columbarius.
Status: very scarce breeding species and passage.
Passage birds follow migrating Meadow Pipits in
spring and again in autumn when more birds can often be found. There
are a few breeding pairs on Mull
female Merlin at nest by Sveinn
Clutch of Merlin eggs taken
by Sveinn Jónsson in Iceland, Sveinn has a license to take images
it is against the law
in the UK to disturb nesting birds like this one without a special