On July 3, Ruth Lundin, president of Jamestown Audubon, invited me to go birding with her at Chautauqua Institution. She had been asked to substitute in leading a bird walk for a friend. We commenced scouting at the lake. Then, we headed south towards the Hall of Philosophy. At Cookman and Fletcher we saw a male merlin. I couldn't use my brand new Apple iPhone to play its song. This bird is too rare in the east and was not included on the list of eastern birds.