Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TX - White-tailed Hawk - 04/21

White-tailed Hawk - sub-adult type, Anahuac NWR, Chambers Co., TX. April 21st, 2010.

White-tailed Hawk is very much one of the target species for our Texas trips but this bird soaring high over Anahuac NWR struck me as interesting. On reflection, I couldn't remember seeing a White-tailed Hawk east of Houston and found out, courtesy of the refuge staff, that the species is only listed as 'accidental' for Anahuac in spring.

The credit for the find should really go to this Willet who interrupted his song to gaze skyward putting us straight onto to this exceptionally high soaring hawk. It was barely visible with the naked eye as these poor quality digibin shots illustrate.


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