Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Ever since I first saw a picture of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, I hoped to see one. It is just so neat looking. About two weeks ago I heard they had been seen at Santa Ana. That Sunday morning I saw one, but couldn't get a decent photograph. Today, I saw not one, but two. Isn't this bird special?

We were returning to the RV with our groceries when I spotted it on an electric line. John said he would put the food away, so I ran in, picked up my camera, and walked back out to the road. Would you believe two cattle trucks came rattling down the road? But the birds didn't disappear. They flew up, then landed again on the line. As I was taking pictures, a pickup truck came along. It belongs to a construction company that has been working on the levee. The driver stopped and let me take pictures. Finally, I put the camera down and waved him on.

It was a really good day for the newby bird watcher.

1 comment:

  1. Woow great shot,you were at the right time in the right place with the right equipment.