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CLOSED: Raptor? Nighthawk? Lousy Photos - Sorry

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

This one will really require a miracle. It was photographed around 3:30 in the afternoon a few days ago near Gonzales, Texas (map included). The bird was flying around in the sky along with a Red-tailed Hawk. It was much, much smaller, almost 1/2 the size of the hawk. It soared quite a bit. Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to the wingbeats. I was trying to get a photo.I couldn't see it very well either since it was a silhouette in a bright, bright sky.

Patti

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Mississippi Kite - the last pic shows its distinctive wing structure (including the short outermost primary) well

Resin

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Oh, my! Another amazing ID. Resin, you are good and very much appreciated. Thanks!

Patti

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