Monday, May 27, 2013

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

We got to see a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Cape May a few weeks ago, but didn't have our binoculars or camera with us.  A really nice guy lent us his binoculars so that we could see the bird - which I needed for the stupid contest so I could at least count it.  That was a few weeks ago.  As luck would have it - another (or the same) bird was spotted yesterday at Higbee beach so we went down to see it - this time with our gear.  What a show!  This bird flitted around the field as if he was all alone.  Here are some photos. It's a pretty handsome bird.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
 You can really see the scissor tail when the birds flies. 

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
 Here is a shot showing how close the birders were to the bird and it didn't seem to care at all.


Another pretty good photo showing the beautiful salmon belly and scissor tail. The bird was gone this morning. I hope it gets back to Texas safely.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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