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    Default Two bird reports

    I have heard a report of a Crested Caracara on Winscott-Plover road last week...it was spotted sitting on a 'high line" post.

    Also a Bald Eagle sighting at Marshall Creek Park today...12/27/14

    That is all...

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    Thanks for posting!
    Missy
    from Rendon, TX
    Awestruck Birder... Learning to fly!

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    I finished the day yesterday by spending time on Goforth and Winscott-Plover Roads. The Crested Caracara was near the intersection of Goforth and Winscott-Plover. At the pull-off on Winscott-Plover there appears to a communal roost of Northern Harriers just to the north. In all, 19 harriers flew past me going north and many of them circled and appeared to put down just beyond the rise. The final surprise for me was seeing 3 Prairie Falcons all perched on fence posts at the same time from this location.

    Greg Cook
    Arlington, TX

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    Any Short-eared Owls seen in the area?
    Mary Lee

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    I was out in the area last week and didn't see the Caracara. I did see two Harriers flying over the grass on the north east corner of Winscott-Plover and Goforth.
    Caught one with the camera.



    I spotted a couple of Prairie Merlins.

    Photographed one on a pole with some sparrow lunch.
    Amazing!

    Last edited by Ztex; 01-09-2015 at 09:52 AM.

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    Hi Zane,

    I believe this bird is a Merlin. It doesn't have the dark mustache mark on it's face that a Praire Falcon would have. It is an awesome pic though!

    Sincerely,

    Chris

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    Chris,

    Thanks for the kind comment and the correction.
    I was told that this was a Richardsoni Prairie Merlin on another site. thus my confusion.

    I'm still a newbie!

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    Ztex, awesome pics!!! Especially the falcon and it's lunch!

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