Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday flycatcher blogging

Yesterday as I parked my car where I start my birdwatching walk at the Onion Creek greenbelt, a scissor-tailed flycatcher was sitting on a wire above me, occasionally picking off bugs. I took 10 or 15 photos trying to catch him in the air. I got one. The others were of his head or his tail feathers or the bug or empty air. He was pretty quick.

This is an adult male. He'll be going back to the tropics in 2 or 3 weeks.

Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) waiting on a wire...
Tyrannus forficatus waiting

...and he makes his move
Tyrannus forficatus flying

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