Merlyn wrote an interesting 1994 memoir about his experiences on Morro Rock, titled Falcons of the Rock, writing under the pseudonym, Donovan Lavender. If you can find a copy at a used book dealer, I highly recommend it.
Merlyn Felton, Tim Gallagher, Danny Verrier, and Bill Murphy in the 1970s. Photo: Brian Walton
Merlyn was an avid falconer, and we had some great times flying our peregrines in the Salinas Valley and other places in Central California. He was one of the most dedicated people I've ever met. He will be greatly missed.
Merlyn Felton and his Peregrine, 1978. (c) Tim Gallagher