Scissor-tailed Flycatchers

Today, I’m featuring some images of the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus). I love watching these beautiful birds, with such long tails. Here are a few of my favorite images from my recent stop at Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri: So beautiful, yet such a struggle to fly, as I shared in yesterday’s post. All […]

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Fun Friday: Needed, Brazilian Butt Lift

During my last trip to Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri, I looked for the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). Found a few in a scenic location of the park … in an unplowed field that had a lot of Yellow Rocket wildflowers. But today’s Fun Friday post is about the akward flight these lovely birds […]

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Beautiful Bird in a Beautiful Setting

Another favorite photographic subject that I look for in the Wichita Mountains (Oklahoma) is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). Until the last few years, there were none where I live. Now, I occasionally will see one sitting on an overhead wire, with the obvious clue being the extremely long tail. In the Wichita Mountains, they […]

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Have You Ever Tried Running, With Your Feet Tied Together?

… How about flying with a tail that is longer than your body? Check out this wonderful bird I found Tuesday at Prairie State Park, in southwest Missouri … the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). When he/she flies, he seems to struggle to stay airborne, always flying in a “dipping” motion, due to the length/weight of […]

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Fly Trap (Re-post from 2010)

(This post originally published in June, 2010) On virtually all of my kayak outings, I have been accompanied by some flycatchers. I’m not positive on the ID of these wonderful insect loving birds, but I believe they are Eastern Phoebes (Sayornis phoebe) – if one of my birder friends can help with ID, please let […]

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Other Visiting Birds at the Sunflower Field

Today’s post features a few other birds that were active in the sunflower field where I’ve been working. One of the coolest birds that frequented the sunflower field was the Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea). The most obvious sex of the visitors was the male, as shown in this image:   Not to be outdone, a […]

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