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Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles #7192795
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Does anyone know if the Mexican Eagle ranges into central texas/austin area?

I own property outside austin and saw what I think was a bald eagle - friend says it was probably a Mexican eagle - I have seen the Mexican eagles in south texas and this was not that -

The bird I saw had a huge wing span when it flew away - I am in Georgetown


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Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192798
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We're in N.W. Lee county, 40 miles east of Austin. We have plenty of Caracara and a pair of Bald Eagles nest about 2 miles from our place.

Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192799
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I see caracara at my place in Lometa quite often and have seen others around the area. There is also bald eagles around here. One used to have a nest right off 29 by Buchanan dam until the wind took out the tree. I would see it driving out to mason. There were always people stopping to take pictures. I would say you could have easily seen either around here.

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Yes Caracara have been reported into the northern parts of Texas in the past few years. I know for a fact they have been seen just NW of Brady since I saw them there myself. I heard rumor that they have even been seen as far as some of the states due north of Texas. Don't know if those are true just heard it.



Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192875
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Early December last year a friend and I were deer hunting in mason and came into our property after eating in town and saw a bald eagle. Very big birds that's the first one I've ever seen it was awesome. I really wanted to get naked and run around with flag.


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Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192884
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They have been around here for at least 10 years, maybe more. Up where I throw my fish guts, and such on my place they run off the buzzards. Go to the dam at the lake( Granger Lake) you will see a bunch of em!

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Iíve seen a lot of them not far south of Austin. Iím sure they could easily make it to Austin. I am almost positive I seen one in Gatesville one day while driving through.


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Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192906
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I see them around Brady, aggressive creatures.



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Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: tlk] #7192913
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first oen I remember seeing was near Meridian over 20 years ago. Last time I was in 22 headed through Maridian from Whitney I say at least 10 between those 2 towns.

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I have them all over me just SE of Austin and see them driving to work in Austin everyday.

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Aren't Mexican Eagles and golden eagles the same thing?


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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
Aren't Mexican Eagles and golden eagles the same thing?

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Starting to see Ravens in Starr county, something you never heard or seen before.

Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: billyhunt] #7193246
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Originally Posted By: billyhunt
They have been around here for at least 10 years, maybe more. Up where I throw my fish guts, and such on my place they run off the buzzards. Go to the dam at the lake( Granger Lake) you will see a bunch of em!


Have any bald eagles been seen at Lake Granger?


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Bald Eagles are along the Colorado River below Austin down to Bastrop.

They also are around Granger Lake, and the Burnet/Llano areas.

Caracaras are very much present in the grasslands east of I-35.

A Bald Eagle is twice the size of a vulture for reference.

The first time I saw Bald Eagles in Texas about 25 years ago, two had caught a wounded snow goose.

They tossed the snow goose back and forth in their talons like a beach ball. They are massive birds.

In flight, their wings make a straight flat line, while vultures have upward swept wings.

Congratulations on the sightings.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Bald Eagles are along the Colorado River below Austin down to Bastrop.

They also are around Granger Lake, and the Burnet/Llano areas.

Caracaras are very much present in the grasslands east of I-35.

A Bald Eagle is twice the size of a vulture for reference.

The first time I saw Bald Eagles in Texas about 25 years ago, two had caught a wounded snow goose.

They tossed the snow goose back and forth in their talons like a beach ball. They are massive birds.

In flight, their wings make a straight flat line, while vultures have upward swept wings.

Congratulations on the sightings.
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Re: Mexican eagle (caracara) and bald eagles [Re: javman] #7193380
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Originally Posted By: javman
Starting to see Ravens in Starr county, something you never heard or seen before.
We have a bunch of them trashy things here.

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Bald Eagles are being sighted on a regular basis in a few counties south of San Antonio. I saw a Bald Eagle 3 different occasions in Colorado County just north of Columbus. Also saw Caracara on the same ranch.



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Originally Posted By: don k
Originally Posted By: javman
Starting to see Ravens in Starr county, something you never heard or seen before.
We have a bunch of them trashy things here.


Why do you say that?

In Starr County, most likley they are Chihuahuan Ravens.

Common Ravens are much larger, about the size of a medium sized hawk.

They are among the most intelligent of birds and animals, and have shown the ability to learn to use tools to help obtain food.

They are one of my favorites.

Through mythological times, Ravens were considered the bird of war as they followed the troops marching into battle.

In reality, they figured out that battle meant dead meat laying on the field to feed on as they mostly eat carrion.

So they were putting their brains to work.



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Had a bald eagle fly past me at eye level at lake Livingston a couple weeks ago. It was awesome.


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Here on the coast, the Caracaras will attack a pelican that has just caught a fish until it drops the fish and steal it.

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I see Caracaras on a regular basis here just a few miles northeast of Georgetown

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Iíve seen Mexican eagles as far north as Hood County.


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been seeing Caracara's for the past 15 years here in Blanco county.


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Originally Posted By: javman
Starting to see Ravens in Starr county, something you never heard or seen before.
We have a bunch of them trashy things here.


Why do you say that?

In Starr County, most likley they are Chihuahuan Ravens.

Common Ravens are much larger, about the size of a medium sized hawk.

They are among the most intelligent of birds and animals, and have shown the ability to learn to use tools to help obtain food.

They are one of my favorites.

Through mythological times, Ravens were considered the bird of war as they followed the troops marching into battle.

In reality, they figured out that battle meant dead meat laying on the field to feed on as they mostly eat carrion.

So they were putting their brains to work.

Because I had seen them try to get some of my newborn Ibex at times. Luckly the mothers ran them off with a little help from me.

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