SHRIKES

Loggerhead Shrike (Seen in The Woodlands, TX)

Only two species occur regularly in North America; only one in Texas. According to  John Tveten, "shrikes can spot a moving insect at 70 yards."
Per John Tveten, the name "shrike" comes from from the Latin word for "butcher." Hawklike in hunting habits, but lacking the sharp talons of these raptors, shrikes hang their prey (lizards, grasshoppers, etc.)  from sharp thorns, often storing them for future use -- as often as eight months later!!