I showed a photo of the adult Red-shouldered Hawk picking up the crayfish from early July. I went back and looked at some others, and some were also good. Here are 2 sequential photos 1/8 second apart as he is just about to pick the crawfish off the grass and just after as he is lifting off afterwards.
I also put those photos uncropped with the one before and 2 after in a slide show. The whole clip lasts less than a second. Click on 1 second below the photos to speed it up. Link
So here are some other fall migration birds I found the last couple of weeks.
First is an Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi). This large (7.5") flycatcher usually sits at the top of tall trees. He is IDed by the dark vest. Although he looks similar to an Eastern Kingbird, he doesn't have the white tip on the tail. I saw one of these the last 2 weekends at LaFitte's Cove in Galveston. Often, I don't see a single bird in a year.
|Great Crested Flycatcher - LaFitte's Cove|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Baltimore Oriole - 1st fall male|
|Chuck-will's-widow - LaFitte's Cove, Galveston|
photos copyright 2011 David McDonald
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