- Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
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I guided two photographers at the Laguna Seca Ranch yesterday. The afternoon was mostly cloudy so I didn’t expect to take action shots, but a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher suddenly appeared on a dead snag over the ranch pond. Suspecting what he was about to do, I made a quick camera adjustment (to 1/2500 second) and captured photos of him as he flew up from his bath-on-the-fly. What a thrill it was to see the results!
This morning six of us photographed at the raptor blind on the Laguna Seca Ranch. A few Crested Caracaras came in within a few minutes but the skies were still, dark and cloudy. When it started raining, four of us opted to stay and see what would happen; we were rewarded with a wonderful performance by several Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. Here is the parting shot from the last bird I photographed.