I found these Scissor-tailed Flycatchers perched on a utility line overlooking a small wetland area. The air above the various ponds was abuzz with dragonflies and the scissor-tails were taking full advantage of the situation. Swooping down off of the wire, the Scissor-tail Flycatchers could be seen nabbing dragonflies—sometimes right out of the air. Once the speedy insects were subdued the birds would return to their perch to devour their prey.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Bounty

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Bounty

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Bounty

Observation Details

County Denton Lewisville Lake - General
City Lewisville
Date Oct 6, 2013
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Feeding, Hunting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Observation Location