Last year I spent a marvelous week in south Texas photographing birds native to that area. It was an experience I won’t soon forget. I was planning to return there last week but sadly the current state of the world has postponed that trip until next year. In the meantime, I am enjoying the photographs from that week. All of our bird photography there was from blinds so our presence was shielded so we had lots of opportunities to see and photograph some magnificent birds. The Crested Caracara is Mexico’s national bird and we were close to the Mexican border. This is a juvenile Crested Caracara waiting his turn at a carcass.