I've seen a small bird of prey sitting on my fence and hunting low across the field in front of my house in the Scottish Borders. This is the best photo I could get - most obvious feature was the collection of light coloured splodges on its back.
I've had a look online and in books and I think it's a female Merlin, but I thought I'd put it out to see what the RSPB community thought?
Hi AC welcome to the community. I don't know if it is a Merlin or not I've never seen one but Juvenile Sparrowhawks have the white feathers on their backs.
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