Hwy 100 to South Padre Island, morning of 5/21/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Instead of heading up the coast from Brownsville to South Padre Island, we drove south from Harlingen, and then due east on Hwy 100. The first raptor we encountered was a beautiful Harris's Hawk that was perched with a Northern Mockingbird.


Harris's Hawk and Northern Mockingbird


Harris's Hawk and Northern Mockingbird


Harris's Hawk and Northern Mockingbird


Harris's Hawk


Harris's Hawk

A bit farther down the road, we stopped when we saw an Aplomado Falcon perched on a power line that was catching the rays of the early morning sun. And on the next power line was a second Aplomado Falcon.


Aplomado Falcon


Aplomado Falcon

Less than a mile farther down the road, we stopped again, when we saw a White-tailed Hawk catching the sun's rays, and again, another White-tailed Hawk was on the next power line.


White-tailed Hawk


White-tailed Hawk

As we got closer to South Padre Island, we saw a Chihuahuan Raven and then another Harris's Hawk. Three life birds in one short stretch of highway!


Chihuahuan Raven


Harris's Hawk

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