I have often wondered, but never had anything for sure and still don't for photo documentation on the following. However late this evening I saw an adult Red-shouldered Hawk with a small, non-limp Texas Coral Snake, Micurus fluvinus perched in one of the many dead oaks on the property. The bird with prey, flew before I could get a photo, which would have been a bad photo anyway given the light conditions and distance. This is truly a lifer for me as I have forever wondered what a Coral Snakes predator could possibly be knowing how venomous even a small snake is.. The hawks are nesting very nearby so I see them often, usually with prey items I can not identify, so I assume they already have chicks though that would be much earlier than they typically do, or perhaps this is just part of the courtship.
Saw my first Whip-poor-will of the year today during a walk through my woods. I flushed it from a cedar limb...Wish I had known it was there before I flushed it. At 8:20P on the dot I heard one close and a second distant Whip for about 20 seconds before they closed down. Unfortunately at the same time the area pairs of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks came circling around making a clear hear difficult.
A Hooded Warbler male was also in the yard today which I got to see, but unfortunately I had to spend most of the day inside on the PC. Per my critter cams the Juncos, Spotted Towhee and Gray Fox are still visiting.