I’m normally a pretty strong-willed person.
I can stop at the property line when a turkey’s gobbling hard from the side where I don’t have permission.
Even when the action’s hot I can put away a shotgun or fishing rod and professionally reach for a camera…most of the time.This scissor-tailed flycatcher in Barber County certainly required a few seconds to watch and enjoy.But even if I’m running late for an assignment or headed towards a lake of spawning crappie I have trouble not slowing to look at a scissor-tailed flycatcher.
Their ultra-long tail is what makes them the most special of Kansas songbirds to me but their body feathers of white, gray and pink are also striking.
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And if the bird flushes and zips around, long tail forked as it works a swarm of insects I almost always have to stop and watch.
This week so it went when I was afield on two different assignments. Nobody riding along seemed to mind the delay.
Most agree they’re very special birds.