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.

14 thoughts on “Scissor-tailed Flycatchers – Spring is here

  1. Hello Bob, nice to meet you.
    We have found your URL at Cindy’s and decided to pop by for a visit. Gorgeous birds photos you have! 🙂
    We really like the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, never seen one in real life, it must be simply stunning.
    Best regards from Scotland.

  2. Look at that amazing tail! It is interesting how the juvenile obviously has not yet earned its feathers. Your description of the colours is so lovely too, “soft pearl gray”, “pinkish”, and “bright rose-pink”. The words give away the affection you have for this lovely bird as do the beautiful images.

  3. These birds are truly beautiful..that soft grey is fabulous in contrast with pink belly..Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

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