|Females are brown and streaky|
|Males are pale and gray|
|Juveniles are more buffy on the breast with fewer streaks|
|That white rump is a sure sign you are watching a Harrier|
As she banked off to the left I got a better view of what turned out to be a frog clutched to her body in one foot.
I have seen a Harrier feed on the ground before (Paul Rushing Park and it was my first ever Harrier to see last February), but this was my first to see a capture.
So now I have a Peregrine Falcon, Great Blue-Heron, Crested Caracara, and a Northern Harrier doing what they do - they don't have an HEB or Kroger for birds so it is what it is. Seems like I have started a new list. Like I needed a new one. Here are a few more shots I took this week around Texas.
Thanks for hanging into the end.
|Monarch migration. Laredo, TX|
|American Alligator. Anahuac, TX|
|Honey Bees. Rosenburg, TX|
|Spider web in dew. Tomball, TX|
|Bullfrog. Long Point, TX|