This ball of fluff is a Merlin nestling! It was brought in yesterday afternoon after spending over a day in a garden amongst the strawberries. The finders could not locate a nest, so the decision was made to bring him in to MARS. Merlins do not build their own nests but prefer to use old crow and raven nests. While normally quite vocal, they remain quiet while nesting, making location of a nest more difficult. This little one appears healthy and is eating well.