This fellow looked a little grumpy
when we first met him. But that’s because he was prematurely bumped out of the
nest by his larger siblings, and he had tumbled some 60 feet to the ground. Fortunately,
he was able to slow his fall enough with his still-developing flight feathers
to avoid serious injury. But a city street is not a safe place for a young
Merlin not yet able to fly, so one of the bird’s concerned human neighbors
snatched him up and brought him to PAWS.