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.
I hope you enjoy this images of a very beautiful bird. Click on any of them for an enlargement.
These are gorgeous photos Bob! Wish we had these beauties where I live…
Thanks, Linda. I really appreciate your comments and kind words.
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.
Nice to meet you, too. Thanks for the kind words. Stop by again.
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.
Thanks so much, Cindy. 🙂
These birds are truly beautiful..that soft grey is fabulous in contrast with pink belly..Thank you so much for sharing your photos.
Thanks again, Syl.
I like the second image the best, but all of them are beautiful. Nice work.
Thanks, Geoff. I’m glad you like them.
I love those birds, too, Bob. When I was a kid, I’d watch them do their thing until they flew away. It was mesmerizing. Thanks for the memory.
You’re quite welcome, Toby. 🙂
you see and have such beautiful birds I am so jealous … keep up the fantastic work love seeing your posts : ) and such professional pics too .
Thank you so much, Coralie. I really appreciate your kind words.