This is a Merlin finishing off its meal with one last gulp. Taken on Amherst Island, Ontario Canada with a Nikon D300 and Nikon 600 mm lens. I had gone there to locate some owls (non spotted) and was about to leave when I spotted a merlin high in a tree. After taking several images, I drove off along a dirt road and came upon this erlin (perhaps the same) on a post. I photgrpahed this bird from my vehicle and have an almost complete sequence; having missed the capture and initial stage of “de feathering” and eating its meal.