Monday, April 30, 2012

Today's Bird: Scissor-Tail Flycatcher

Happy Monday! Today's bird is the scissor-tailed flycatcher.  They live all over Texas and through some of Oklahoma.  I see these guys all the time on the highway, sitting on power lines or fence posts.  When bugs come, they flick up into the air and snag them, using that giant tail (which splits into a scissor shape) to steer.  Although I've had this bird on my list for years, this is the first high-quality picture I got.  I took this photo outside the gates of Estero Llano Grande State Park on March 31, 2012.

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