Birds, Garden Merlin lady always on the lookout February 28, 2015 Örn Óskarsson Smyrill – Merlin – Falco columbarius This Merlin lady is a daily guest in the garden. She preys on the small birds and tries to catch them unawares. The Redpolls are her favourites but she also makes do with Snow Buntings and Starlings. Auðnutittlingur – Redpoll – Carduelis flammea There were around 50 Redpolls here today. These photoes are taken in the garden, February 26.