Photo: Pair of Merlin hawks

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credit: Scott Heron

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Merlins are smaller than other hawks, but they are still powerful birds of prey. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, they were the choice hunting falcons of medieval noblewomen and were known as “lady hawks.”

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