While driving today we especially enjoyed a stretch of Texas country road where the utility wires and fences were nearly crowded with wonderful birds. We saw between 35 and 40 scissors-tailed flycatchers in just a few miles -- we'd noticed others earlier when it wasn't so easy to stop. We think they are gathering in preparation for migration to Mexico.
A red-tailed hawk.
We stopped briefly in Goliad, a small town looking much as it might have looked a century or more ago (except for the cars). We then continued to Austin, again on fast roads with much less bird life.
That caracara is really interesting -- and I like its name, too!
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