Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Merritt Island NWR, 11/3/2012
I finally found one of my all-time favorite birds in Florida. I've seen these in Texas before, but never here. But one was seen yesterday in the Shiloh area of Merritt Island, so I went out there. Sure enough, it was right where others had seen it the day before. The above picture is my favorite, and the one below is my first look at the bird. Thankfully he came out from hiding to get his picture taken. If you've never seen one before, take a gander at that tail--it's ridiculous! I'm sure you can see why it's one of my all-time favorite birds.