Thursday, October 22, 2009

Scissor tailed Flycatcher at Orange Airport

I made a trip up to the Orange Airport this morning to try for the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that was discovered there yesterday. I arrived a bit after six and joined a handful of others looking for the bird. It was not present until about 7:40 or so. I started calling from a group of trees nearby and then flew out to begin feeding. It was quite vocal throughout the time I was there. Besides this nice bird there were a few other highlights including a handful of American Pipits, a kestrel and a Coopers hawk. I stayed until about 8:20 and the bird was still there and quite active when I left.
I then stopped at Gate 22 and had a couple Winter Wrens, a Common Yellowthroat and dozens of White throated Sparrows among the other birds.
The Scissor tailed was well worth the trip up to see it.


  1. Nice flight photo; really shows off the tail.

  2. Love the flight photo you got! Glad all of the bloggers were able to get it. Such a cool looking bird!

  3. was a great bird to see.