The Hook-billed Kite is one of my favorite LRGV birds.
Wait, let me try that again.
The Hook-billed Kite is one of my favorite birds.
We've been in the middle of a prolonged drought in the LRGV and the kites have nearly disappeared along with their food source, the Rabdotus snail. I'm starting to see more snails around, and the odd kite has been reported, most recently by Bill Supulski and Dottie Laminolara.
2002. It's nice to think this could be the same bird or related to one of those birds, but we'll never know with certainty.