Sunday, May 22, 2016

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers Up Close

    There's a road not far from our house called Lytle Creek Road. At a glance, it's nothing special, with old weathered barns, rusty barbed wire fences, and lazy cattle. This street looks like a normal, two-lane country road, but the birds apparently think otherwise. Every summer, multiple pairs of Grasshopper Sparrows, Loggerhead Shrikes, and Blue Grosbeaks nest here. These are all spectacular birds, but the real highlight is the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers.
   

    There are at least two pairs of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on Lytle Creek Road. One pair is extremely cooperative - and quite possibly the most photogenic Scissor-tails in the world. Sometimes they seem to beg me to take their picture.




    I honestly don't think I could ever grow tired of seeing and photographing these gorgeous birds.




    Wow. Anyway, I just wanted to share a little beauty from the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. 

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    Next week we're heading to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We'll be out there for a while, hopefully seeing lots of awesome birds, so check back in a few weeks for a post about our trip!

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