Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

On a drive to the Amish House for a sandwich on Saturday…..somehow hubby and I found ourselves here. On a narrow gravel road in the middle of nowhere….watching a bird. I have been wanting to capture a scissor-tailed flycatcher forEVER! This beauty is the Oklahoma State Bird.  And evidently, willing to strike a pose. When I saw it on the fence….I started snapping, expecting him to take off at any moment…..but then I noticed as we inched closer….he didn’t seem to care.  So here’s our little photo shoot. 🙂

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I kinda think he/she was teasing me on the last shot. Wanting to start all over again….. Have a great weekend, friends. Be nice to people. Life can be rough sometimes, and the little things can make a big difference. ♥

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27 Responses to Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

  1. Juliana says:

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird! 🙂

  2. Nice! I know the feeling when you can finally get a picture.

  3. Dorothy Whitsitt says:

    Amazing pictures!!!

  4. Rusha Sams says:

    To my knowledge, I have never seen this bird. Thank you so much for showing it to me. Your photos are so clear!

    • We see lots of them around here, flitting about….but usually we are going down the road and cannot stop. Lonely country roads seem to work for last minute bird-watching! 🙂 Thanks for the visit and have a super weekend where you are!!!! 🙂 paula

  5. Dena says:

    The underside of the Route 66 bridge that crosses Lake Overholser (before it meets the North Canadian)…covered in scissortail nests. They flurry everywhere. It’s fantastic!

  6. JackieP says:

    I haven’t seen a scissortail since I left texas years ago. Always were fascinating birds to me. So pretty. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

  7. Awesome photos! The odd time when I am sitting on my balcony a tiny bird will just fly right toward me and plop down on the railing close to my head and perform a little foot dance while I talk to it. I love when when nature is curious like that!

  8. I think this flycatcher was being very nice to you! Or, he just wanted to share his beauty. Good catch and good photos!

    And yes, the little things in life, really, are all that really matter.

  9. I don’t think that I have ever seen one, this was a great post. Love learning something new!

  10. You were very lucky to catch him in lazy mode – very beautiful!

  11. inavukic says:

    Well, there’s at least one being who knows how to overcome the dangers of barbed wire 🙂 lovely shots

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