Okay, maybe that’s stretching it. But when you see hundreds of raptors fly over your yard over the course of the day (with some peak times of a rate of over 100 per hour!), it’s pretty darn exciting. I am slowly getting back into bird photography and took some photos toward the end of the day. Here’s one photo of a Merlin; these guys are often like bullets zipping through the sky at easily over 60 mph just above the tree line. You see them, and before you know it, they’re gone!