Tommy's Auntie Karen is a birder.
Not a bird,
She always has her binoculars with her,
and she's always scanning the skies and the treetops.
while we were riding through the San Antonio area,
we had to stop and look.
Auntie Kirsten was very patient.
I'd never been birding before.
the Crested Caracara, as shown here.
Also called The Mexican Eagle, the Crested Caracara,
occurs from Florida, S. Texas and Arizona
to tropical Central America.
They are very different from the Bald Eagle that we sometimes see near the water in New England. They eat snakes and lizards.(photo of caracara borrowed from birdsisaw.com with many thanks)