These pictures aren’t the greatest but the photographer is not the greatest and I have to say the same about the camera. But it works so that counts for something.
From what I have read about this bird it breeds mainly on or near coasts from Texas east to Florida, and north to South Carolina; it is local farther inland in Gulf States. If I have heard the sound of the bird I do not know it.
I have seen this bird many times throughout our area but never this close to my yard. It actually dove at one of the Blue Jays while flying over our trees.