March 2017 – vol. 110, issue 3, pp 138–154 By Alan Heavisides, Andrew Barker and Ian Poxton Abstract Merlins Falco columbarius breeding in the Lammermuir Hills, in southeast Scotland, were studied from 1984 to 2014 in an area of heather moorland managed intensively for driven grouse shooting. Over 30 Merlin territories were surveyed in most years to assess levels of occupancy, and evidence of nesting and productivity. From 1984 to 2006, 12... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.