New arrivals

The last couple of weeks have been full of new arrivals.  I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but the scissor-tailed flycatchers are one of mine. Of course, the ruby-crowned kinglet is adorable and the singing of the brown thrasher can’t be beat. OK, maybe not so much favorites. 🙂 Click on pictures to enlarge.

© Chris Taylor

© Chris Taylor

© Chris Taylor

© Chris Taylor

© Chris Taylor

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When scissor-tails attack

This red-tailed hawk came flying out of nowhere, then I noticed the scissor-tailed fly catchers in hot pursuit. One seemed to be riding the poor hawk. There was a scissor-tail nest nearby,  so while I feel bad for the hawk, I would imagine these were parents defending their nest.  I’m not sure that the hawk doesn’t have something in her talons. Click on pictures to enlarge. More red-tailed hawk pictures here

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