What a wonderful portrait! . That pose really showcases his preposterously long tail.
It is a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, isn't it?
I've always wanted to photograph that species. . Saw my first ever when I visited Oklahoma last summer to photograph lizards. . So many STFC there, as well as Painted Buntings. . Hope to get back down there for those two bird species again sometime soon - in May, preferably. . At least I'm told that's when the most Painted Buntings are there. . The STFC seem to be there longer.
Are they year-round residents in your area of Texas, or do they just live there seasonally?
Thanks for your kind words. Yes, it is a scissor-tailed flycatcher. Unfortunately, they aren't in my area year-round but are here for quite some time. Painted buntings are around the state of Texas right now as well but is dependant on the area. STFC is the state bird of Oklahoma likely due to the number of them in the state. ebird is a good way to check on birds and where they are at any given month.