The view from my cabin door -- sometimes looking out, sometimes looking in.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Tonight we had our first for-sure sighting of a Caracara of the season. While natives of Mexico, they are native up into our area of S.E. Texas, but for some reason we don't see much of them from about February until around May.
This picture of a caracara on a pole (sorry, it's pretty blurry) is about what they look like when we zoom by at 60 mph:
Here's a picture my husband took last fall. This bird was much more cooperative!
You can see why the bird books describe them as "unmistakable"!