Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Today I'm on a business trip to Dallas, TX, and I had a little time this afternoon, so I went to a nearby lake--White Rock Lake.  There's a beautiful park on the east side of the lake, and almost immediately upon entering the park, I found a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  This has been somewhat of a nemesis bird for me, but today I saw my first.  I saw my first Great-tailed Grackle today too, but that wasn't nearly as fun as this.
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

8 comments:

  1. Nice post Scott. I birded there many times while living in Dallas. Love the Scissor-Tails! Nice photos too.

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  2. Wow! What a stunning bird! I have always wanted to see one of these beauties. Outstanding images!

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  3. Great pictures. Reminds me of one glorious October day when I was birding in a park in Sheveport, Louisiana.  The scissor-tailed flycatchers were gathering in preparation for migration and were sitting on every shrub and piece of grass.

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  4. Wow!  Now that would be fun to see.

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  5. Thanks, Julie.  I had to stop the car in the road to get my first set of pictures on the wire, but then I saw two more after I parked legitimately. :-)

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  6. Cool!  It was a fun place for birding.  I'll probably go there, or someplace else, tomorrow morning.

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  7. That is a gorgeous Flycatcher!!! Great photos, especially the last one. I was hoping you saw that one around here!

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  8. COngrats on the sighting, Scott-great photos. Never seen this wonderful bird, haven't been the territory at the right time. Have you done birding along the Rio Grande? There's a wealth of unusual and exciting birds there.  

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