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 Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - My Spot

Observation Details

County Denton Lewisville - LLELA
City Lewisville
Date Jul 21, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Aggression
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
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