Week in photos – Birds of a Feather Edition

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Peter MacArthur took these photos of a female Merlin on his backyard fence. “Merlins like to eat sparrows,” writes his wife Barbara. “By pure coincidence, there were no sparrows today.”

– Peter MacArthur photos

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Linda Lyons wrote: “First time I have seen the yellow-shafted flicker here. In the past, we had the red-shafted northern flicker.”

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Despite the message on the bird feeder, sparrows tussle for a bite to eat.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Sparrows sit perched in a row on a Morinville fence.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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