For maybe 3-4 years one wintered in Bastrop and was often seen of big white Texas Grill sign area on 71 where all the shopping/motel/McDonnells/Walmart complex is now. It was quite a hit on CBCs as well as a lifer for many whom often came from afar to "list" it. I don't remember who took the photo of it roosting late at night on that sign, but it is a cool photo.
On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 4:05 PM Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> wrote:
> Anthony, Texbirds, > > I am blown away by the early spring dates of the former Zone-tailed Hawks > occurrences in the region, 19 and 24 March. It's like they arrive with the > very first wave of migratory Turkey Vultures. Fascinating. > > Justin Bosler > Austin, Texas > > On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> > wrote: > >> Greetings All: >> >> An adult Zone-tailed Hawk (found by Anthony Hewetson and Kathryn >> Brautigam at 9:25 and photographed by Anthony Hewetson and Alan >> Livingston from 10:21 to 10:26) was at Clapp Park in Lubbock this >> morning. As photographs were taken of the bird from far, far below we >> had the identification confirmed by Dr. Clint Boal and Katheryn >> Watson, two raptor biologists at TTU, before sending this post. >> >> This is the third record of the species for my region: one in Terry >> County in 2010, one in Lubbock County earlier this year, and this >> bird. >> >> Photographs will be uploaded to my eBird report a little later today. >> >> Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock >> Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at >> http://www.freelists.org/list/texbirds >> >> Reposting of traffic from TEXBIRDS is prohibited without seeking >> permission >> from the List Owner >> >> >>