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Image details:  
Image Description: A Merlin perches on a dead branch
Image notes: A Merlin lands in Bobby's own garden at Mid-Yell
Species in Image: Merlin
Date: 1977, 23rd April
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00626

General details:  
Common Name Merlin
Latin Name Falco Columbarius
Shetland Name Peerie Hawk
Latin Group Name Falconiformes
Latin Family Name Falconidae
Common Family Name Falcons
Description Now a scarce breeding resident or summer visitor. Shetland ringed juveniles are occasionally trapped in Fair Isle in autumn, suggesting that they head south for the winter.
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