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Mid-sized falcon, between a Kestrel and a Peregrine. They have really distinctive orange on their legs. This one was spotted on the mainland part of Aransas NWR. We've had a population (introduced) on Matagorda Island for a few years and every now and then we spot some that have gone exploring. Falcons dont create their own nests, and either steal pre-built nests (sometimes from hawks or caracaras) or nest in artificial structures.
Sitting in some brush/shrubs that border a dam. But typically they're found on grassy prairies.