Bird ID please

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Bird ID please

Took this today (Northern Virginia). What makes it hard to identify is that he/she had his/her back turned to me, usually the patterns on the chest are a good clue.

It is rather small (smaller than a crow), I reckon it is a female or juvenile merlin?

Thanks,
Howard

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