Some of Laura's bird pictures

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Laura's Scissor-tailed Flycatcher pictures

My first day I didn't get very close to these guys. May 8, Sony DSC-H5
Someone should tell this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that they can't be shot ANYWHERE--not just in "safety zones."
After I got back to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Photon and I went searching for a cooperative Scissor-tailed Flycatcher for some digiscoped photos. I took these May 9, and all but the last one were taken with my Zeiss 85 mm Diascope with the 30x eyepiece, and my Sony DSC-W100. The last was taken with the Sony DSC-H5. They were all taken on May 9.
I think this is a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher nest--the pair was hanging around here not far from the prairie dog town. I didn't stick around to verify because I didn't want to disturb the birds.




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