Back in December, while taking a break from work, I was standing in front of the balcony door and watching the road below when I noticed a bird, unfamiliar to me, very close.
It turns out to be a Merlin Falcon, a bird of prey similar in appearance to the Peregrine Falcon. Having my camera always ready to shoot, I was able to take some shots and to record a short clip while the bird not noticing me continues to feed on its prey.
Merlin Eating Prey [YouTube, 0:35]
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Originally, I gave this bird the ID of a Peregrine Falcon, prepared the video and uploaded it to YouTube. Thanks to a friendly follower, I have been informed though, I have been noticed that this species is a Merlin Falcon though. I had to re-edit the clip and changed title and description.
A reminder that I should stick with the workflow publishing first a photo in iNaturalist and wait for the community to confirm the taxonomy.