A juvenile perhaps going by size and the beak is not deep orange yet. They are raptors and members of the Falcon family so not technically eagles.
I was mesmerized as it moved from branch to branch waiting for a chance to get water from a bowl we keep out for wildlife. One nearly flew into me the day before as I was weeding near the watering station.
Caracara birds are full time residents in San Antonio and their range extends from South Texas to the tip of South America. Though they generally stick close to the Mexican border they have been spotted up in North Texas on occasion.
What a beauty!
It's our honor to host such magnificent birds!
I'm joining Tina at "My Gardener Says..." for Wildlife Wednesday on the first Wednesday of each month.