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TiercelR
02-12-2011, 10:11 PM
Hi, pictures of trained Falco columbarius richardsonii Merlins ?? please share a few, thanks.

PeteJ
02-12-2011, 11:27 PM
Here's a few of females.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/richardsonsmerlin.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/richardsonsmerlinbust.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/richmerlinwscaledquail1.jpg
Black Merlin next to a Richardson's Merlin (both females)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/petej1956/PeteJMerlins1999.jpg

TiercelR
02-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Pete, thanks for the pictures clapp, do you remember around of what flying weight all of she got? thanks.

PeteJ
02-14-2011, 07:48 AM
Flying weights for richardsonii females are generally 200-220 and even higher by mid-winter for some of them. It is not uncommon to trap some that are in the 230 range or better.

Dakota
02-14-2011, 09:45 AM
I know you said trained, but I thought I would throw in a wild Jack just for fun.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/fjk57/wildbirds006-1.jpg?t=1297691040

Saluqi
02-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Here's a female that I flew in 2001-2002

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa198/Gos_Frieda/Issy1.jpg

awahl
02-14-2011, 09:57 AM
I saw a little female Richardson's eating a sparrow yesterday morning. I have only seen two ever, last year and this year. I saw the first one catch a horned lark in front of my truck. Pretty impressive.

Tanner
02-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Not trained, but pretty, intergrade jack.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/IMGP8802.jpg

Passage jack
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/spain.jpg

Imprint jack
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/0827000727edit.jpg

same bird, shock mark on beak growing out
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/S1160021.jpg

Video of same imprint jack

http://www.vimeo.com/17291536

Tanner
02-14-2011, 12:45 PM
Imprint female
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DSCF0602.jpg

Imprint female
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DPAA6952clonedcrpMed.jpg

Passage female
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DSCF0280B.jpg

Passage female
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DSCF0287.jpg

Imprint jack
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DSCF0741.jpg

Tanner
02-14-2011, 12:48 PM
Haggard female
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/sal.jpg

Same bird
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/DSCF0712.jpg

Imprint female, sunning
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/falconry/Sunlover.jpg

sharptail
02-14-2011, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the photo essay, guys!!

everetkhorton
02-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Some great shots of Merlin's, thanks for posting!

TiercelR
02-15-2011, 01:52 AM
Flying weights for richardsonii females are generally 200-220 and even higher by mid-winter for some of them. It is not uncommon to trap some that are in the 230 range or better.
Hi Pete, thanks for the weights, the 230 gr females are really monsters !

I know you said trained, but I thought I would throw in a wild Jack just for fun.
Hi Forrest, no problem! thanks for the picture, beautiful wild merlin it is!

TiercelR
02-15-2011, 01:57 AM
Here's a female that I flew in 2001-2002
Hi Paul, beautiful female! thanks for share it.

I saw a little female Richardson's eating a sparrow yesterday morning. I have only seen two ever, last year and this year. I saw the first one catch a horned lark in front of my truck. Pretty impressive.
Hi Andy, lucky you ! i am even infatuated each time that i can see a wild merlin, the merlins are not native falcons of mexico, and here they only can be watched while their migration time.

TiercelR
02-15-2011, 02:03 AM
Not trained, but pretty, intergrade jack.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/schaub_2006/IMGP8802.jpg

Video of same imprint jack

http://www.vimeo.com/17291536
Hi Tanner, thanks for share all those excellent pictures and the video! clappthis one is a haggard jack taiga merlin?

Tanner
02-15-2011, 03:25 AM
Hi Roberto. I would call him an "almost" Richardson's - likely a 50/50 taiga/Richardson's. From this angle he looks like a standard Richardson's but on his ventral surface he was heavily marked with dark brown. I can't say that I would immediately recognize a haggard jack of the Benderii type, but we do get those through here and maybe that would be a good descriptor of this jack.

What can you tell me about the jack pictured at the bottom of this page with the label "Macho mudado"

http://www.cetreriaenqueretaro.es.tl/Esmerejones-2010_2011.htm

Do you know anything about that bird?

TiercelR
02-15-2011, 03:56 AM
Hi Roberto. I would call him an "almost" Richardson's - likely a 50/50 taiga/Richardson's. From this angle he looks like a standard Richardson's but on his ventral surface he was heavily marked with dark brown. I can't say that I would immediately recognize a haggard jack of the Benderii type, but we do get those through here and maybe that would be a good descriptor of this jack.

What can you tell me about the jack pictured at the bottom of this page with the label "Macho mudado"

http://www.cetreriaenqueretaro.es.tl/Esmerejones-2010_2011.htm

Do you know anything about that bird?
Hi Tanner, yeah, its very interesting the feather patterns that shows that jack of your picture, as if natural interbreeding between the subspecies of merlins were done. And the same with the jack of the picture in that link, this jack also looks as "out of the box" one, just like the jack of your own picture. I donīt know nothing about the jack pictured there, but it also have an enhanced looking of a some jack of praire X taiga merlinconfusedd i do not remember where i did readed about of the natural interbreeding between the american subspecies of the peregrines too. Thanks.

Tanner
02-15-2011, 04:21 AM
Yes, merlin subspecies certainly do interbreed. A friend has witnessed the Richardson's/taiga combination for a number of years in Montana.