Better than a new Waltham bird, yard bird #100 was found this afternoon in the spruce tree next door.
Coming back from a walk around the block, barely even needed to look at this Merlin before I ran (first to the yard, then into the house for the camera). Snapped this from the bedroom (through the window and screen). Unfortunately it took off in the time it took to run back down and get outside again.
Third time I’ve seen one in the neighborhood, so about time I got it on the yard list. Surprisingly, not on my list of picks for #100, although if I adjusted for the later season it probably would have been.