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Merlins thriving on managed land

Head keeper Fred Mitchinson, right, with licensed ringer Mark Watson and merlin chick. Picture by Steve Round Photography

Head keeper Fred Mitchinson, right, with licensed ringer Mark Watson and merlin chick. Picture by Steve Round Photography

Rare pictures of merlin chicks have been released by The Moorland Association.

Britain’s smallest birds of prey are bucking a decline and breeding well on heather moorland managed by gamekeepers for red grouse.

 

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