Ah! Summer must be just around the corner. On the way home from the barn, sitting on the telephone wire was the unmistakable outline of a scissortail flycatcher. It was really pretty with the orange sunset blazing behind it. Also was able to add a flock Vespers Sparrows to my local patch list. They were in the pasture.
Other migrants are starting to show. The weather has just turned warm and the birding will get better. I want to see a Whooping Crane this year. I have missed them in the past few years.
Wonderful, I've always had a fascination with Oklahoma's state bird the Scissortail flycatcher... very nearly had a chance to go to Oklahoma a few years ago but it didn't quite work out and I have still to see it for real, I make do with the birdforum gallery to see them ;)
We are seeing plenty of summer species coming back over here in the U.K. although on a day like today, you do wonder why.
Right next to the Tulsa Airport is Mohawk park where the Oxley Nature center is located. Plan a few hours layover sometime and take a short ride over to the park and enjoy.
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