Fine art illustration of a Merlin (Falco columbarius.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Merlin drawing was completed on April 8th, 2013. I’m putting together a collection of animals of the UK, and I realized I had few European bird of prey in the image library. I had been meaning to draw a Merlin for some time, so this was a good excuse to finally produce a drawing of these handsome little birds of prey. It’s also nice to learn that the so-called “Pigeon Hawk” – popularized by cartoons of my youth – is based upon this falcon. The drawing is based on a photo by Done Delaney.