Aug 292013
 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

These two Scissor-tailed Flycatchers may be jockeying for the prime spot on a power line. One bird has claimed the prized position, but he doesn’t hold it long. A second bird—which appears to be a juvenile—dives in from above and successful drives the first bird away. The coveted perch has been usurped! Photographed at the

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Aug 292013
 
Barn Swallow - Extended Childhood

I found several recently fledged juvenile Barn Swallows perched along the top wire of a barbed-wire fence in the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). The young birds were congregating together out in the open where they were waiting for their parents to arrived with an insect meal to eat. As they perched on the

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