I have had a number of good photos of hawks since the last bulletin
This beautiful Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) was perched in a low dead tree beside the road on Galveston Island as I was heading to LaFitte's Cove, early one morning. I stopped the car and took the photo out the opened window so as not to disturb him. A number of beginners or non-birders see the white head and think this is a Bald Eagle. However, notice the brown stripe through the eye. On a Bald Eagle, the head is entirely white.
|Osprey - Galveston|
|White-tailed Hawk - adult|
|Merlin - female at Brazoris NWR|
|Northern Caracara - juvenile|
|Hybrid Teal - ?Green-winged x Blue-winged at LaFitte's Cove, Galveston 11/6/2011|
|Ruff - juvenile at El Franco Lee Park, Houston TX|
photos copyright 2011 David McDonald
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