Scissor-tailed Flycatchers – Spring is here

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, (Tyrannus forficatus), is one of the first birds to arrive in the spring in our area.  Their arrival took place here only about a week ago.

They are found only in the southern Great Plains and marginally into northeastern Mexico.  A gorgeous bird, soft pearl gray above,  a pinkish belly and bright rose-pink underwing coverts.

To celebrate the occasion I decided to share a few of my favorite images of them.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - juvenile


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

 I hope you enjoy this images of a very beautiful bird.  Click on any of them for an enlargement.