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Photo taken 5-14-19 in Central Texas Panhandle.  I am thinking this is an immature Sharp-shinned eating a Great-plains Skink.  Bird has bug eyes, squared tail and smallish legs.

Sharp-shinned Hawk eating a Great-plains Skink-1

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk eating a Great-plains Skink-6

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk eating a Great-plains Skink-4

 

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Eye color rules out an accipiter hawk. They have yellow eyes. I think this is either an immature Broad-winged or Red-shouldered. 

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Overlooked the eyes.  Will wait for another response but either one will be lifers for me.

 

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Ah, with the white cheek, think Creeker has it. No wonder it didn't look quite right for either Broad-winged or Red-shouldered.

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, meghann said:

Ah, with the white cheek, think Creeker has it. No wonder it didn't look quite right for either Broad-winged or Red-shouldered.

It looks like it, but the range is off.  He's in north Texas and Gray is limited to  very south Texas.  But it does look off for Broad-winged, and not even close for Red-shouldered.

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Ah, I didn't think about range. On ebird, in Texas they don't have any sightings north of the I-10 corridor. Hrmmm.

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A better location is Lake Meredith National Recreation Area around 40 miles NNE of Amarillo, Tx.  Thanks

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