2021—Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara are native to the arid southern tip of Texas in the semi open mesquite brush lands there. They feed on carrion and we observed several with bloody beaks from a carcass that we could not see. This Caracara did not show any signs of having visited the dead creature nearby, yet anyway. We photographed these large raptors from a blind, this one raised above ground so that we could photograph them at eye level in the nearby branches.