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 have to live with … the long length of their tails cause them to fly in a dip-like fashion. Here is an image I captured of one of the flycatchers as it flew across the field:
In another post, I’ll share some static images of this beautiful bird as it perched in the fields and meadows of Prairie State Park.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm
- Handheld from vehicle window, with IS “On”
- ISO 640
- Aperture f/5.6
- Shutter 1/2000 sec.